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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 28th, 2020

Gwinnett

Harry Wilkes, 95, Buford
Harry Wilkes, age 95, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-three years, Geneva Skelton Wilkes; parents, Charlie & ...
Marice H. Wood, 87, Buford
Maurice H. Wood, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Rosalie G. Wood. He is survived by his son and ...

Habersham

Tom Phelps, Sr, 77, Clarkesville
Tom Phelps, Sr., age 77, of Clarkesville, GA passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, D. F. Phelps and Marzie Phelps; sister, Dorothy &l ...

Hall

Jewell “Dean” Gilstrap, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Jewell “Dean” Gilstrap, 85, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Funeral services will be held a ...
Bill Ramsey, 81, Gainesville
On Saturday, November 28, 2020, we lost one of the good ones. Bill Ramsey died peacefully at his home of 30 years on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia. Bill shined brightest o ...
Serenity Rose Visbal, 0, Gainesville
Serenity Rose Visbal, infant daughter of Joshua & Karen Visbal of Gainesville went to be with Jesus on Saturday November 28, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Se ...

Jackson

Willis Harold Brown, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Willis Harold Brown, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, November 28, 2020.  Mr. Brown was born in Opeli ...
Franklin Dee Tucker, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Franklin Dee Tucker, age 83 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, November 28, 2020.  Mr. Tucker was born in Moul ...

Stephens

Hilda Laurel Baker Tillman passed away on November 28, 2020 at her son’s home in Toccoa, Georgia.  She was born on March 2, 1925, one of nine children to the late Henry ...
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.