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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 27th, 2020

Forsyth

Doris Virginia Bennett Willis, 89 of Gainesville (Forsyth Co) passed away Sunday December 27, 2020 Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic there will be no services held at this ti ...

Gwinnett

William F. Adams, 90, Buford
William F. Adams, age 90 of Buford, Georgia went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 27, 2020 after complications from Pneumonia. Mr. Adams was born June 14, 1930 in Waverly, Ohio ...
Charlotte Pounds Ireland, 94, of Grayson, GA, died Sunday, December 27, 2020. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 2 – 4 PM at Hamilton Mill Memori ...
William Lee Knott, 70, Snellville
William Lee Knott, age 70 of Snellville passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2020.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.la ...
Janet F. Marra-Compton of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on December 27, 2020. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral ...
Joan Ann White, 68, Buford
Joan Ann White, age 68, of Buford, GA went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 27, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her father, Billy White and nep ...

Habersham

Bouakhao Thanphachanh, 69, Cornelia
Bouakhao Thanphachanh, age 69 of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020. Ms. Thanphachanh was born on Wednesday, April 11, 1951 in Vientane. Survivors include a d ...

Hall

Dorothy Lee Hughes Allison, 86, Gainesville
Dorothy Lee Hughes Allison, 86 of Gainesville passed away Sunday December 27, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Towns County, Mrs. Allison had lived in ...
Kenneth L. “Leck” Broome, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Kenneth L. “Leck” Broome, 72, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at ...
Elizabeth (Libby) Conner Featherston, 85, of Murrayville, GA, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020. Born on October 15, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Dorothy ...
Jose Gomez-Ruiz, 60, Gainesville
Mr. Jose Gomez-Ruiz, 60, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Decem ...
Quitina MaLaine Helms, 40, Gainesville
Miss Quitina MaLaine Helms, 40, of Gainesville passed away December 27, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2021 in the Chapel of Memorial ...
Philip “Phil” Henry Niekro, 81, Flowery Branch
Mr. Philip “Phil” Henry Niekro, age 81, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Private Funeral Services ...

Lumpkin

William Scott Mayo, Dahlonega
William Scott Mayo of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on December 27, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Dianne Mayo. William is survived by his loving w ...

Other

Fred Thomas Hanes, 93, Evansville, IN
Fred Thomas Hanes passed away peacefully at home on December 27, 2020.  He was born on February 27, 1927 in Evansville. IN He was preceded in death by his parents Jack Edwa ...
Joseph M. Lopez, 85, Hialeah, FL
Mr. Joseph M. Lopez, 85, of Hialeah FL, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Gwinnett Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Miami, FL. Born o ...
Dorothy Mae Sell Peters, 103, Sandy Springs
Dorothy Mae Sell Peters, age 103, of Sandy Springs, GA passed away December 27, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Peters.  She is survived by her ...
Ted Julius Thurmond, 74, Bogart
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Ted Julius Thurmond, age 74 of Bogart, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 27, 2020.  Mr. Thurmond was bo ...
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.