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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 18th, 2020

Banks

Dorothy Louise Nix, 72, Gillsville
Dorothy Louise Nix, age 72, of Gillsville, Georgia, left this earth to enter her heavenly home on Friday, December 18, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Born o ...

Barrow

Lee Roy Bentley, 67, Winder
Mr. Lee Roy Bentley, age 67, of Winder passed away Friday, December 18, 2020. Mr. Bentley was born on February 20, 1953 in Albany, New York to Wesley & Ida Sutton Bentley.&n ...

Forsyth

Rosalie Jean Hammock, 75, Cumming
Rosalie Jean Hammock, age 75, of Cumming, GA passed away December 18, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred W. Hammock, Sr. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmothe ...

Gwinnett

Daniel J. Hankins, 33, Buford
Daniel J. Hankins, age 33, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, December 18, 2020. He is survived by his wife of five years, Kathleen Milligan Hankins, Buford, GA; daughters, Ryanne H ...
Sandra L Davis, 75, Duluth
Sandra L Davis, 75, Duluth, Georgia passed away peacefully on her birthday, November 25th, after a long battle with Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia.  She was the devo ...

Hall

Mike Copeland, 75, Gainesville
Mike Copeland, 75, of Gainesville passed away on December 18, 2020, from complications of lung cancer. He was born on August 6, 1945, in Hall County to the late Albert and Montine ...
Michael Gabriel Galvin, 76, Flowery Branch
Michael Gabriel Galvin, 76, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on December 18, 2020. Funeral mass is scheduled for Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 1 pm at Prince of Peace Catholic ...

Jackson

Lottie Hogan Skelton, 94, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lottie Hogan Skelton, age 94 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, December 18, 2020.  Mrs. Skelton was born in Je ...
Patricia Daily Mize, 76, Commerce
Mrs. Patricia Daily Mize, age 76 of Commerce, GA passed away Friday, December 18, 2020. Born on April 17, 1944 in Commerce, GA she was the daughter of the late Harvey Jackson an ...
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Paine, Patricia A (Anderson) of Jefferson GA formally of Windsor Locks, CT entered into rest on December 18, 2020 a ...
Mr. William Elbert “Dude” Pinion, age 81, of Commerce passed away Friday, December 18, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Pinion was born in Gainesvill ...

Lumpkin

Luis Camacho Palacios, 75, Dahlonega
CSM Luis Camacho Palacios, age 75, of Dahlonega passed away December 18, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Luis was born in Chilan Kanoa Saipan, Mariana Islands on M ...

Other

Mrs. Cassie Lynn Thomason Brown, age 48 of Bogart, Georgia, formerly of Stephens County passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 18, 2020 at the Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. ...
Martha Sue Ratterree, 56, Ballground
Martha Sue Ratterree 56, of Ballground, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 18th, 2020. Two celebration of life services will be announced on a later date. Condolences ma ...
William Donald Tyrl, 87, Rossville, Illinois
William Donald Tyrl passed away Friday, December 18, 2020. Bill, as he was known by family and friends, was born January 9, 1933, in Rossville, Illinois and lived his childhood ...

White

Michael (Mickey) Lewis Kelley Jr. age 49 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020. Mr. Kelley was born May 14, 1971 in Atlanta Georgia and lived in White County all o ...
Rondal Henry Westmoreland, 73, Cleveland
Rondal Henry Westmoreland, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 18th, 2020. He was born on July 23rd, 1947 to the late Charlie Westmoreland and Beatrice Winkler Wes ...
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.