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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 29th, 2020

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Mr. Frederick “Eric” Gregg Dickerson, age 50, of Winder, GA died Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Piedmont Athens.  Mr. Dickerson was born in Gainesville to Frederick ...

Gwinnett

Gaines R. Price, 76, Sugar Hill
Gaines R. Price, age 76, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away December 29, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Price; parents, Cabot & Grace Shelton Price; brothers ...

Habersham

Nancy Lynn Burrell Green, 64, Demorest
Nancy Lynn Burrell Green, age 64 of Demorest, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.    Born in Habersham County on August 15, 1956 she wa ...
Robert Cecil Morrison, 98, Demorest
Robert Cecil Morrison age 98 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on February 08, 1922, he was the eld ...

Hall

Carol Batey, 67, Gainesville
Ms. Carol Batey, age 67 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Carol was born July 15, 1953 and was the daughter of ...
Charlotte Louise Brock Grogan, 92, of Gainesville, died December 29, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born May 15, 1928 to the late Lorena Estelle Boleman B ...
Brenda L. Hallman, 77, Gainesville
Brenda L. Hallman, 77, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, December 29, 2020.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home.  
Sara Coreen Harkins, 96, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Sara Coreen Harkins, 96, of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the Oaks @ Limestone. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 3, ...
Charles (Chuck) Holston, 82, Gainesville
Charles “Chuck” Holston, 82, loving husband and father, passed on Dec 29, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville due to congestive heart failure.  ...
Ruby Anne Hopwood, 81, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Ruby Anne Hopwood, age 81, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Northside Hospital – Forsyth. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan ...
Zachary Evans Murray, Gainesville
Zachary Evans Murray (aka Wishbone, aka Baaad Zack) died peacefully December 29, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center from injuries sustained in a fall at his home on Christmas ...
Rebecca Fay Stoyle, 70, Gainesville
Miss Rebecca Fay Stoyle, 70, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville Campus.   A graveside service will be ...

Jackson

Agnes 'Teeter' Payne Bell, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Agnes “Teeter” Payne Bell, age 83 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, December 29, 2020.&nb ...
Patty Corder Duffield, 83, Hoschton
Patty Corder Duffield, 83, of Hoschton, GA, died Tuesday, December 29, 2020. A graveside service will be held Monday, January 4, 2021 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens. In ...
Betsy Ross Hays McDonald was born on the family farm on February 20, 1933.  Went to be with the Lord on December 29th, 2020 at the age of 87.  She was the daughter of W.H ...

Lumpkin

Boyd C. Stowers, 87, Dahlonega
Boyd C. Stowers, 87, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday December 29, 2020 at North Georgia Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born January 1, 1933, Boyd lived ...

Stephens

The Reverend Truitt Brawner, age 87, of Mize Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at his residence. He was born on July 11, 1933 in Carnesville, G ...

White

Richard Lindsey Dennis, age 72 of Sautee, passed away on December 29, 2020. Mr. Dennis was born on December 18, 1948, in Alliance, Ohio, to the late Homer and Ione Barnhart Denn ...
S. DeAnn Holland, 54, Cleveland
S. DeAnn Holland, age 54, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Mrs. Holland was born in Forsyth County on October 21, 1966. She was preceded in death by sister, ...
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.