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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 13th, 2020

Forsyth

Homer Jackson Day, 81, Cumming
Homer Jackson Day, 81, of Cumming passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020.He was a loving and hardworking husband, father and grandfather who supported his family. Survivors inc ...

Gwinnett

Joy Brooks, 51, Buford
Joy Brooks 51, of Buford, Georgia passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 surrounded by her family. Joy is preceded in death by her parents; Eldridge and Wansley Hughes, and ...

Habersham

James Andrew Shirley, 96, Cornelia
James Andrew Shirley, age 96 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Born in Alto, Georgia on March 10, 1923 to the late James Andrew Shirley & Lucy Blackbu ...

Hall

Walter Lamar Turner, 74, Los Angeles, CA, formerly of Gainesville, GA
Walter Lamar Turner, age 74, formerly of Gainesville, GA. was born February 26, 1945 to the late Johnny Howard and Ruby Lee Young Turner. He departed this earthly life December 30, ...

Jackson

Glenda Blackstock, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Glenda Gilbert Blackstock, age 77 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, February 13, 2020.  Mrs. Blackstock was ...
Franklin Louis Heddings, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Franklin Louis Heddings, age 83 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, February 13, 2020.  Mr. Heddings was born i ...

Other

Hiteshkumar Patel, 52, Carnesville
Hiteshkumar I. Patel, age 52 of Carnesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Wh ...

Stephens

Willard Larry Bowden, 69, Toccoa
Mr. Willard Larry Bowden age 69 of Toccoa passed away Thursday February 13, 2020 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A son of the late Dock and Lela Peyton Bowden, he was born January 1 ...
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.