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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 9th, 2020

Forsyth

Calvin David Williams, 78, Cumming
Mr. Calvin David Williams, age 78, of Cumming Georgia, passed away Wednesday evening, December 9th, 2020, at his residence.   He was born May 22, 1942, in Henderson Coun ...

Gwinnett

Helmut Wilkens, 84, Suwanee
Helmut Wilkens 84, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 9th, 2020. Visitation will be on Saturday, December 12th, 2020 from 12:00pm until 1:00pm at McDonald an ...
Steven Lafayette Brown of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away on December 9, 2020. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funera ...
Stephen Ray Holt, 71, Dacula
Stephen Ray Holt, age 71,of Dacula, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Ray Holt. Mr. Holt is survived by his wife of thirt ...

Habersham

Eldon E. Fredericks, 90, Clarkesville
Eldon E. Fredericks, age 90, of Spartanburg, South Carolina formerly of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Mr. Fredericks was born on February 19, ...
Milton Hudson Powell, 95, Baldwin
Milton Hudson Powell, age 95, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.   Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 11, 2020 at t ...

Hall

James Ray Hawkins, 79, Clermont
James Ray Hawkins, age 79, of Clermont, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Mr. Hawkins was born on December 22, 1940, in Cherokee, North Carolina, to the late Hansel an ...
Eddie Eugene Miller, 59, Gainesville
Eddie Eugene Miller, 59, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday December 9, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden Illness. Funeral services will held Sund ...
Mrs. Teresa Fesperman Giordano, age 64, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton. Memorial Mass will be at 3:00 ...
Olive Patricia Gowder, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Olive Patricia Gowder, 86 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Mrs. Gowder was born on January 7, 1934 in Cornelia GA to Fred and Rebecca Sears Br ...
  David Dorsey “Sonny” Saxon, age 83 of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.  Born in Lula, Georgia on February 6, 1937, he was a son of the ...

Jackson

Kurtis Shane Cox, 44, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kurtis Shane Cox, age 44 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from injuries received in an auto acc ...

Lumpkin

Ella Mae Hendrick, 81, Dahlonega
On Thursday, December 9, 2020, Ella Mae Hendrick, one of God’s most precious messengers of love on Earth, passed away at the age of 81.  Ella was born on June 16, 193 ...

Rabun

Joshua Michael Addis, age 39, of Tiger, Georgia, passed away on December 9, 2020. Joshua was born the son of Clarence Michael “Mike” Addis and Richard “Richie& ...
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.