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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 19th, 2020

Gwinnett

Norma Madan Aguila, 73, Suwanee
Norma Madan Aguila, age 73, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020. She was preceded in death by her father, Rafael Madan; mother, America Cruz Aguila; and siste ...
Marie Jordan Carlisle, 85, Norcross
Marie Jordan Carlisle, age 85, of Norcross, GA and formerly of Rest Haven, GA passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Lillie F ...
Christopher George Laurens, 39, Lawrenceville
Christopher George Laurens, age 39, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, George Laurens. Mr. Laurens is survived ...
Virginia Armour Chance, 73, Sugar Hill
Virginia Armour Chance, age 73, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Chance and daughter, Lena Chance. She i ...
Henry Joseph Dumas, 89, Hoschton
Henry Joseph Dumas, age 89, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 in Hoschton, GA. He is survived by his three daughters, Jeaniece Peppers (Michael) of Hoschton, GA; Michelle ...

Habersham

  Susie Mae Chitwood Ausburn, age 96 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Born in Banks County, Georgia on April 29, 1924, ...

Hall

Joel Buice, 48, Gainesville
Joel Buice, 48 of Gainesville passed away December 19, 2020. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Buice worked for Bitzer US, Inc. Survivors include his parents, Leon and ...
Robin Gail Hancock, 62, Gainesville
Robin Gail Hancock, 62 of Gainesville passed away December 19, 2020. No formal services will be held, and at the families request her remains will be cremated. Those wis ...
Dennis Earl Fair, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Dennis Earl Fair, 67, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. A graveside service was be held at 11:30 a.m. o ...
William Wallace Jones, 82, Gainesville
William Wallace Jones, age 82 went home to be with the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 19, 2020 in Gainesville, GA after a lengthy illness. He was born to Fay Wallace Jo ...

Jackson

G.L. Presgraves, 91, Jefferson
Mr. G.L. Presgraves, age 91, of Jefferson passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Wednes ...

Lumpkin

Carson "Sunset" Wood, 93, Dahlonega
Mr. Carson “Sunset” Wood, age 93, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020. He was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and was born in Dahlone ...

Other

Floyd Damon Kinser Jr., 93, Leitchfield, KY
Floyd Damon Kinser Jr., 93, left his earthly bonds on 12/19/2020 to be received by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He is preceded by the love of his life, Bobbye L. K ...

Stephens

Mr. Howard Edwards “Doc” Ayers, age 99, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020. He was born on October 30, 1921 in Toccoa, Georgia. He was th ...

White

Damon Kinser, 93, Dahlonega
Mr. Damon Kinser, age 93 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home of Dahlonega. 
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.