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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 5th, 2020

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Raymond Scott Latham, 58, Winder
Raymond Scott Latham, age 58, of Winder passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020.  Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Lawson Funeral ...

Forsyth

Christine Glover Bennett was known to all for her great love of life. Born August 25th,1930, she was lovingly known as Neen. Neen passed away peacefully Friday, December 5, 2020 at ...

Gwinnett

Kenneth W. Burnt, 79, Buford
Kenneth W. Burnt, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Susan Bishop-Burnt, Buford, GA. Mr. Burnt was born D ...

Habersham

James “Jimmy” Randy Acrey, age 63 of Cornelia, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020.    Born in Demorest, Georgia on January 25, 1957, he was the s ...
Buffalo Bill Brown, 79, Baldwin
Buffalo Bill Brown, age 79, of Baldwin, Hollingsworth Community, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Mr. Brown was born in the Hollingsworth Community in Banks C ...
Helen Heaton Howell, 80, Baldwin
Helen Heaton Howell, age 80 of Baldwin, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020, at Habersham Medical Center.  Born in Habersham County on January 1, 1940, she was a daughte ...
James Earl Tench, 88, Cornelia
  James Earl Tench, age 88, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Mr. Tench was born in Alto, Georgia, on December 22, 1931, to t ...

Hall

Ruby Crow Carlisle, 91, Flowery Branch
Ruby Crow Carlisle, 91, of Flowery Branch, GA, died Saturday, December 5, 2020. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 1 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. P ...
Sandra Sue Furey, 57, Gainesville
Sandra Sue Furey age 57 of Gainesville passed away Saturday December 5, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Sandra was born October 5, 1963 in New Jersey and was a hom ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Howard Kenneth “H.K.” Gillilan, Jr. age 76 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away December 5, 2020 surrounded by family.&nb ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Hodges Vancel, age 89, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at her home. Mrs. Vance ...
Terry Joel Cooper, 66, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Terry Joel Cooper, age 66 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, December 5, 2020.  Mr. Cooper was born in Comme ...

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Ralph Edgar Hardy, 77, Dougherty formerly of Jefferson
   Ecclesiastes chapter three eloquently states that God has appointed a time and a season for all things under His sun; a time to mourn, a time to rej ...
Mrs. Glenda Louise Cabe Dodd, age 78 of Chappelear Road, Lavonia passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at The Clary Center in Toccoa. The daughter of the late S.L. and Laurene ...

Stephens

Mrs. Gloria Jean Hardy Gibson, age 74 of Foxglove Road, Toccoa passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late Claude an ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.