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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 24th, 2020

Barrow

Mr. Christopher Paul Ward, 45, of Barrow County, passed away December 24, 2020. No services are planned at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gai ...

Dawson

Larry Kenneth Jones, 76, Dawsonville
Larry Kenneth Jones, age 76, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020. He was born in 1944, to the late Ezra and Janie Bell Jones. Larry was a member of Leban ...

Habersham

Betty Mae Powell, 90, Cornelia
Betty Mae Powell Gray, age 90 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 24, 2020 following an extended illness. Born in Cornelia, Georgia on March ...
Fannie Mae Burgess Tullis, age 93, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020.  Born on May 24, 1927, in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late Walt ...
Melvin Harlan Tullis, 75, Mt. Airy
Melvin Harlan Tullis, age 75, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020.  Born on March 5, 1945, in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Harlan Tullis a ...
Lee Roy Williams, 81, Cornelia
Mr. Lee Roy Williams, age 81 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Christmas Eve Thursday, December 24, 2020.    Mr. Williams was born on April 30, ...

Hall

Ladislao Rafael Gottreich, 65, Gainesville
Mr. Ladislao Rafael Gottreich, age 65, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. A Celebration of Life will ...
Karl Edward Fivecoat, 65, Gainesville
Karl Edward Fivecoat, age 65, passed away peacefully in his home December 24, 2020, after battling stage IV pancreatic cancer for the past year.      &nbs ...
Mr. Henry “Hank” James Hess, Jr., age 73, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020.  Hank was a longtime resident of Hall County and a member of Zion ...
Mary Ellen Howington, 73, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Ellen Howington, 73, of Gainesville, passed away December 24, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday ...
Archie Eugene Hunt, 58, Oakwood
Mr. Archie Eugene Hunt, 58, of Oakwood, Ga, passed away December 24, 2020 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Born on July 16, 1962 in Gainesvi ...
Larry Martin, 66, Gainesville
Larry Martin 66 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday December 24.  Professional Service Entrusted Wimberly Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Frank (Elizabeth) Pirkle, age 96, passed away December 24, 2020, surrounded by her loving daughters.  A private Family Graveside Service was held at Concord Baptist Churc ...
Cynthia Evone Richardson, 63, Gainesville
Ms. Cynthia Evone Richardson age 63 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020. Evone was born on June 5, 1957 to her late parents Clifford and Marion Richardson ...

Lumpkin

Larry Odom, 71, Dahlonega
It is with a heavy heart that Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home announces the passing of one of our own, Mr. Larry Odom, age 71, of Dahlonega.  Larry was a native and lifelon ...
James Richardson, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. James Richardson, age 78, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020.  Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Anderson-Underwood Funeral Hom ...
James Larry Richardson, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. James Larry Richardson, Sr., age 78, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020.  Mr. Richardson was born in Centre, AL on September 23, 1942 to the late Hugh ...

White

Geneva Inez Russell, 88, Cleveland
Geneva Inez Russell, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon by Barrett Funer ...
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.