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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 6th, 2020

Gwinnett

John Easton, 61, Braselton
John Easton, 61, of Braselton, GA, died Friday, November 6, 2020. Mr. Easton has been cremated and a service will be held at a later date. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-692 ...

Habersham

Boots Dunaway Sparrow, 95, Pinehurst
Boots Dunaway Sparrow, age 95, of 511 Rocky Ford Road, Pinehurst, died Friday, November 6, 2020, at Summerhill Nursing Center in Perry. Born in Unadilla, she was the daugh ...
David Andrew Yearwood, 64, Demorest
David Andrew Yearwood, age 64, of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 6, 2020 after a corageous battle with cancer. Mr. Yearwood was born on Dece ...

Hall

Glendavere G. Godden, 86, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Glendavere G. Godden, age 86, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. Private Memorial Services will ...
Adeline Burdine Lindsey Griffith graduated to heaven on Nov. 6, 2020, after several years of declining health. She was 88.   Adeline was born April 15, 1932, in Dallas, Te ...
John Steven Hulsey, 64, Gainesville
Mr. John Steven Hulsey, 64, of Gainesville passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wedn ...
William Hobert Wehunt, 56, Gainesville
Mr. William Hobert Wehunt, 56, of Gainesville passed away Friday, November 6, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2020 in the Chapel of Me ...

Stephens

Ralph Edward Stowe, 66, Taccoa
Ralph Edward Stowe, 66 of Toccoa, GA, passed away peacefully at his home, Friday, November 6, 2020. Ralph was born on March 9, 1954, in Toccoa, GA to Fay Edward and Sara Stowe. ...

White

John Clifton Anthony Jr, 96, Sautee Nacoochee
?Mr John Clifton Anthony Jr of Sautee Nacoochee passed away on Wednesday, Nov 6 at the Gardens of Gainesville Assisted Living Facility in Gainesville, GA. He was 96. Mr Antho ...
Susan Lillian Morro, Cleveland
Susan Lillian Morro was born in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1959.  Susan lived in Keansburgh, NJ. where she earned her LPN. She later moved to Cleveland, Georgia and worked i ...
Bonnie Marie Pontiere Shirley, 84, Myrtle Beach South Carolina and Cleveland, Ga.
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Bonnie Marie Pontiere Shirley, age 84 of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Cleveland, Georgia. Bonnie passed away Frida ...
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.