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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 15th, 2020

Forsyth

Heather Coleen Zavala, 59, Cumming
Heather Coleen Zavala 59, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Sunday, November 15th, 2020. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldand ...

Gwinnett

Elizabeth “Beth” Woodruff Benton, age 59, of Buford, GA passed away November 15, 2020.   She was preceded in death by her son, Chase Benton;  mother, Lou ...

Habersham

Hazel Ruth Dean Kimbrell, 83, Cornelia
Hazel Ruth Dean Kimbrell, age 83, of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020.  Born on March 30, 1937, in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late Roy an ...
Michael "Mike" Crawford London, 62, Clarkesville
Michael “Mike” Crawford London, age 62 of Clarkesville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 15, 2020.   Born in Habersham County on July 12, 19 ...
Norma Jeane Church Lovell, 81, Clarkesville
Norma Jeane Church Lovell, age 81 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on November 01, 1939, she wa ...
Carla Michelle Eller Smith, 48, Clarkesville
Carla Michelle Eller Smith, age 48, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Mrs. Smith was born on August 16, 1972, in Gainesville, Georgia to Jackie ...

Hall

Mr. J. Guadalupe Robles-Palacios, 74, of Oakwood, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2 ...
Milton R. Purcell, 90, Gainesville
Milton R. Purcell, 90, of Gainesville, died Sunday October 15, 2020. Little & Davenport Funeral Home.

Lumpkin

Virgil Johnnie Head, 84, Dahlonega
Virgil Johnnie Head was called home by his Heavenly Father on Sunday, November 15th. Virgil was loved by many for his sweetness, well, unless you missed with his family. Then you ...

Other

Daniel A. Jones, 40, Decatur
Mr. Daniel A. Jones, 40, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Fairview Memorial Gar ...

White

Kase Bramlette, 3, Cleveland
Kase Bramlette, age 3, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Kase was born on December 6, 2016, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Michael and Shelby Wrenn Bramlette. ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.