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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 16th, 2020

Gwinnett

Talmon Harber, 90, Duluth
Talmon E. Harber, Sr., 90, of Duluth, GA, died Wednesday, December 16, 2020. A private family graveside service will be held Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Me ...
John Burchell Jr., 51, Buford
John Burchell, Jr, age 51, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. He is survived by his children, Austin and Holly Burchell, Buford, GA; Devin Burchell, Monroe, ...
Patricia Ann Schibelka died peacefully on December 16 in the company of family after battling a long series of illnesses. She was 88 years old. Patricia was born on August 27, 1 ...
Kelly White, 89, Suwanee
Kelly White, age 89 of Suwanee, GA passed away December 16, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, L.C. and Lillie Collins White; sisters, Lonnie Mae Ashworth, Sara W ...

Habersham

Stephen Jeffrey "Butch" Davis, 77, Clarkesville
Stephen Jeffrey "Butch" Davis, age 77 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with his Lord & Savior on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.   Funeral arrangemen ...
Patricia Payne Hill, 69, Cornelia
  Patricia Payne Hill, age 69, of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.  Born on July 5, 1951, in Habe ...
Lee Evans Taylor, 81, Clarkesville
  Lee Evans Taylor, age 81 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Born in Waterbury, Connecticut on March 07, 1939, he ...

Hall

Garlon Herman Hosch, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Garlon Herman Hosch, 77, of Gainesville passed away on December 16, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness. The Family will receive friends on Fr ...
Lynn Chevonnie Leverette, 56, Gainesville
  Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8   A Time to Be Born:   On April 19th, 1964, God blew breath in the nostrils of a beautiful Angel who was born in Hall County ...
Neal Anthony Gaddis, 56, Gainesville
Mr. Neal Anthony Gaddis age 56 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Wednesday December 16, 2020 at deceased residence following an extended illness. Private services will be held a ...
Patrick Peck, 48, Murrayville
Anthony Patrick Peck Patrick Peck, age 48, passed away on December 16, 2020, at his home.  A private family graveside service will be held for Patrick at 3:00 pm on Friday, ...

Jackson

April Clark Hardigree Holcombe, age 47, of Jefferson passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Bay Creek ...
Dennis Reed McNabb, Sr., 86, Nicholson
  Mr. Dennis Reed McNabb, Sr., age 86 of Nicholson passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at his residence.  Mr. McNabb was born in Philadelphia, TN to the late, Mar ...
Ruth Wilbanks, 101, Nicholson
Ruth Wilbanks, age 101 of Nicholson, GA passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 at her residence. Born on July 9, 1919 in Jackson County, GA, Mrs. Wilbanks was the daughter of t ...

Rabun

Catherine Vinson, 52, Dillard
Catherine Vinson, age 52, of Dillard, Georgia, passed away on December 16, 2020. Catherine was born the daughter of the late Douglas Buford Vinson and Dona Coleman Vinson on Aug ...

White

Lyon Robnett, 80, Cleveland
Lyon Robnett, age 80, of Cleveland, passed away on December 16, 2020. No public services are planned. To share a memory or to leave a condolence for the family please visit&n ...
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.