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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 7th, 2020


Wansley Watson, 92, Cumming
Wansley Watson, 92, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020. Wansley was a “cut-up” and champion Rook player. He loved working in h ...


Royce William Glover, 75, Buford
Royce William Glover, age 75, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Clara Mae Stephens Glover; sister and broth ...


Charles Hugh Franklin, 84, Mt. Airy
  Charles Hugh Franklin, age 84 of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 07, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. Born i ...


Scott Menard, 41, Gainesville
Mr. Scott Menard, age 41, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020. Scott was born in Trenton, Michigan on October 26, 1979. He was preceded in death by his sister ...
Ronald David Noell, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald David Noell, 74, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 while in hospice care at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Thankfully, his family was able to be by his side duri ...
Yvette Patterson, 56, Gainesville
Yvette Patterson age 56 of Gainesville, GA passed away on November 7, 2020. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.
Sadie Lee Randolph, 99, Gainesville
Sadie Lee Randolph was born in Jackson County to the late Russell & Caroline Randolph. Sadie left Gainesville and moved to Florida, then moved to Atlanta. Atlanta is where she ...
Glenda Ann Tirado, 62, Gainesville
Mrs. Glenda Ann Tirado, 62, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be hel ...


Joel Morris Bonnette, 63, Dahlonega
Joel Morris Bonnette, age 63, of Dahlonega, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Mr. Bonnette was born on March 12, 1957 in Ft. Worth, Texas to the la ...
Martha Roland Rush, 73, Dahlonega
Mrs. Martha Roland Rush 73, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Saturday, November 7th, 2020.   Visitation will be on Thursday, November 12th, 2020 at McDonald and Son ...


Randy Leroy Collins, 67, Woodstock
Randy Leroy Collins, 67, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 surrounded by his family. Randy is preceded in death by his loving wife, Deborah Colli ...
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.