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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 11th, 2020

Dawson

Charles Blackwell, 92, Dawsonville
Mr. Charles H. Blackwell, 92 of Dawsonville passed away on February 11, 2020 following an extended illness.  Mr. Blackwell is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Cole ...

Forsyth

In loving memory of Andrew B. Hall, Jr. born August, 6th 1926 at Valley Hood Alabama. Passed away February 11th, 2020. Resident of Cherokee county, Georgia at the time of death. A ...
George Bennett, 92, Cumming
George M. “Jim” Bennett, 92, of Cumming passed away Tuesday February 11, 2020 at his residence. Born December 19, 1927, Mr. Bennett was a lifelong resident of Forsyt ...
Russell Keith Lewis, 72, Cumming
Mr. Russell Keith Lewis 72, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. No services are currently scheduled for Mr. Lewis. Condolences may be expressed at ...

Gwinnett

Kenneth Burel, 85, Sugar Hill
Kenneth Burel, age 85, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Nell Davis Burel; brothers, Bobby Burel, Sta ...

Habersham

Joe M. Gambrell, 80, Mt. Airy
Joe M. Gambrell, age 80, of Mt. Airy, GA, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the W ...

Hall

Sherrie Johnson Baird, 62, Flowery Branch
Sherrie Johnson Baird, 62, of Flowery Branch passed away on February the 11th in the comfort of her home.  She was in the presence and care of her loving family.  She was ...
Reba Bradley Beck, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Reba Bradley Beck, 78, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at her residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Born on September 9, 194 ...
Jeanette Mildred Farmer Colbert, 87, of New Holland passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services wi ...

Other

George Earl O’Kelley, Jr, 94, Carnesville
Mr. George Earl O’Kelley, Jr., age 94, of Carnesville, GA died Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. O’Kelley was born in Nic ...

Rabun

  Randolph “Bill” Wilson Reeves, age 85, passed away on February 11, 2020. Bill was born the son of the late James Randolph Reeves and the late Grace Evelyn ...

White

Lorene House, 97, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home announces the passing of Ms. Lorene House  age 97, on February 11th, 2020. Ms. House was an artist, and a passionate one at that. She loved acry ...
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.