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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 3rd, 2020

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Coy Webb O’Shields, Jr., age 64, of Winder, GA passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara O’Shields. He is survived by his ...

Gwinnett

Andres Figueroa, 87, Lawrenceville
Andres Figueroa, 87, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Thursday, December 3, 2020. A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 3 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens. H ...
Lavon Hair, 82, Lawrenceville
Lavon Hair, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-three years, Marie Ramey Hair; sister, Jesse Maxim ...

Hall

Mrs. Sarah Ellen Chapman age 69 of Lula, Ga passed away on Thursday December 03, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for Su ...
Salvador D. Bernal, 42, Gainesville
Mr. Salvador D. Bernal age 42 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday December 03, 2020 at Emory Hospital in Decatur, Ga.           Memorial ser ...
Teresa Lott, 69, Gainesville
Teresa Lott age 69 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Ms. Teresa Maria Lott was born October 2, 1951 to the late Robert and Frankie Heard. She entered pea ...
Robert D. Tracy, 80, Gainesville
Robert D. Tracy, age 80, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020. Robert was born October 12, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. The son of the late Donald Gerry ...

Jackson

Margaret Lillian Fincher, 74, Commerce
Margaret Lillian Fincher, age 74 of Commerce, GA passed away on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 at her residence.   Born on March 4, 1946 in Wilmington, Delaware, Mrs. Fincher wa ...
Juana Mendoza Leon, 94, Commerce
Juana Mendoza Leon, age 94 of Commerce, GA passed away on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020.   Born on June 24, 1926 in San Antonio, De Los Libres, Guerreo, Mexico, Mrs. Leon was t ...
James David Sanders, 56, Commerce
Mr. James David Sanders, age 56, of Commerce passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Emory University.  Mr. Sanders was born in Nicholson to Frances Sellers Phillips of C ...

Lumpkin

Mr. William “Will” Carlos Brown, 26, passed away December 3rd 2020.  William was born on May 1st 1994 in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Lanier Technical College ...

Other

William D Backus, N/A, Decatur
Mr. William D. Backus, (Mr. Bill) passed away December 3, 2020 at his home in Decatur surrounded by his family. He was a native of Norfolk, VA where he began his career in the e ...
Carolyn Ruth (Ruthie) McMullen Nardi went to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ, her dearly departed husband, Joseph (Joe) Frank Nardi, her parents, LeRoy and Jean McMullen, her niece, ...

Stephens

Clyde M. Rholetter, 85, Toccoa
Mr. Clyde M. Rholetter, age 85 of Prather Bridge Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020 at his residence.   A son of the late Alonzo S. Rholetter and Lyda T ...

White

Martha Viola Morrison, 74, Cleveland
Martha Viola Morrison, age 74, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Ms. Morrison was born on June 19, 1946, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late J.T. and Lenor ...
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.