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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 20th, 2020

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John William Lacy, 49, Auburn
John William Lacy, 49, of Auburn, GA passed away unexpectedly on November 20th, 2020. Private services will be on November 27th, 2020 held at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel and G ...

Dawson

Olga Raab, 94, Dawsonville formerly of Helen
Olga Raab, age 94, of Dawsonville formerly of Helen, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020. Mrs. Raab was born on June 22, 1926, in Wehr, Germany, to the late Karl and Frieda ...

Forsyth

James Dobson English, 87, Cumming
James Dobson English, “Jim” died peacefully at home with his loving wife Mary Lou English at his side on November 20, 2020 in Cumming, Georgia at the age of 87. He i ...
Gisela N. Griffin, 91, Huntsville, Ala.
Gisela N. Griffin, born June 6, 1929 in Frankfurt Germany, passed away in Huntsville, Al. on November 20, 2020.  Mrs. Griffin was born into the turmoil of World War 2 in Ge ...

Gwinnett

Dustin Eugene Turner, 40, Buford
Dustin Eugene Turner, age 40, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, November 20, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Beth Boyd Long. He is survived by his wife of sixtee ...

Hall

Mrs. Shirley Shockley Adair age 63 of Lula, Ga passed away on Friday November 20, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness.     Funeral services are sc ...
Randy Allen Slane, 66, Gainesville
  Randy Allen Slane, age 66, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, November 20, 2020. He was born in Akron, OH to the late William and Leoda Cupp Slane; and lived in Co ...
Frank Joseph Armstrong, 91, Gainesville
Frank Joseph Armstrong, age 91, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, November 20, 2020. He was born in Chicago, IL to the late John and Isabel Waters Armstrong, lived a number ...
Patsy Grindle Bryan, 74, Murrayville
Patsy Grindle Bryan, age 74 of Murrayville, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 surrounded by family and friends.   Patsy was born November 18, 1946 in Dahlonega to th ...
Mary Estes Howington, 74, Peachtree City, formerly Gainesville
Mary Estes Howington age 74 of Peachtree City formerly of Gainesville passed away Friday November 20, 2020 at the Piedmont Fayette Hospital.  Mary was born July 17, 1946 in ...

Jackson

Juanita Thomas Mooses, 72, Pendergrass
Mrs. Juanita Thomas Moose, age 72 of Pendergrass, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020.  Mrs. Moose was born on April 8, 1948 in White County to the late John and Haz ...
Mary Ann Wilson, 77, Hoschton
Mary Ann Wilson, age 77, of Hoschton, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, November 20, 2020.  A private memorial service will be held for family only.  Lawson ...

White

David Louis Greene, Cleveland
David Louis Greene (Ph.D., F.A.S.G.) passed away on November 20, 2020 after a period of declining health. The son of Rev. George Louis Greene and Margaret Elsie Chindahl Greene, ...
Tonya Heffner, 25, Sautee
Tonya Heffner age 45, of Sautee passed away Friday November 20, 2020.   Memorial services will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday November 28, 2020 at the Chapel of Barrett F ...
Maverick James Oran Hill passed away Friday November 20,2020. Preceded in death by grandfather, Oran Gooch, Jack Hill, and Chris Scalf. Survivors include his mother Jessica H ...
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.