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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 27th, 2020

Dawson

Joyce Neal, 72, Dawsonville
Joyce Neal, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday November 26, 2020. Born May 16, 1948 to the late Rainy H., Sr. and Nora Neal, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.&n ...

Forsyth

Robbie Emmette Land, 60, Cumming
Robbie Emmette Land, age 60, of Cumming, GA, passed away on November 27, 2020. He was a member of Ophir Baptist Church in Cherokee County. Robbie enjoyed driving and working on car ...
Raven “Cowboy” Earl Sampson 44, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020. Raven is survived by his wife; Brenda Sampson of Cumming, Georgia. ...

Gwinnett

Reggie Jerome Pugh, 72, Suwanee
Reggie Jerome Pugh, age 72, of Suwanee, GA passed away Friday, November 27, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Noble Pugh; parents, Clifford and Pauline “Polly ...

Hall

Kathryn Emma Larson, 91, Gainesville and Boca Raton, FL
  Kathryn Emma Larson, 91, of Gainesville, GA and Boca Raton, FL, passed away on November 27, 2020 surrounded by her family.  Kathryn was born November 8th, 1929 in ...
Charmon Kimberly Bailey, 49, Gainesville
  Ms. Charmon Kimberly Bailey, 49, of Gainesville passed away Friday, November 27, 2020. A memorial service will be held at Zion Hill Baptist Church on Tuesday, December ...
Regina Garcia, 69, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Regina Garcia, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020 at her residence, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Novem ...
Nadwa Saman Hadad, 84, Gainesville
Nadwa Saman Hadad, 84, passed away on November 26, 2020 in Gainesville, Georgia. Visitation will be held at Memorial Park Funeral 989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501 from 2: ...

Jackson

Doris J. Leachman, 77, Commerce
Doris J. Leachman, age 77 of Commerce, GA passed away on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 at her residence. Born on August. 29, 1943 in Banks County, GA, Mrs. Leachman was the daughter o ...
Patricia Misenhamer Parson February 8, 1947 ~ November 27, 2020 (age 73) Mrs. Patricia Parson passed away peacefully at her residence on November 27, 2020  She was th ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert Milton “Junior” Puckett, age 60 of Athens, Georgia (South Jackson Community) who entered into rest Friday, November ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Ruby Louise Frederick Villarosa, age 94, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, November 27, 2020. Mrs. Villarosa was born in Sunflower, MS on July 3, 1926 to the late Rufus Sr. ...

Other

Mrs. Angela Margaret Wilson Collins, age 53 of Jonesboro passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough. A daughter of the late Kenneth Wilson an ...

Stephens

Joanne Shirley Ansley, 85, Toccoa
Mrs. Joanne Shirley Ansley, age 85 of Arlo Todd Road, Toccoa went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at The Clary Center, Toccoa.   A daughter of t ...

White

Tyler Matthews, 30, Cleveland
Tyler Matthews, age 30, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020. Mr. Matthews was born on July 2, 1990, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Ginger Allen.  Tyler was ...
Harvey Anderson Sullens, 48, Cleveland
Harvey Anderson Sullens, age 48 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020.   Mr. Sullens was born May 8, 1972 in Hall County to Maxine Chambers Sullens and the ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.