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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 14th, 2020

Forsyth

Claudia Stephens, 88, Cumming
Claudia Howington Stephens, age 88, of Cumming, Georgia, passed peacefully on February 14, 2020. Claudia was born in Sugar Hill, Georgia on January 3, 1932. She was a devoted wife, ...

Gwinnett

Eugene Bingham, 80, Lawrenceville
Eugene Bingham, age 80, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Bell McCarthy; and sisters, Elizabeth Galey, Lu ...
Katherine Smith Parker of Buford, Georgia passed away on February 14, 2020 at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-two years, Roy Parker; parents, Herbe ...

Hall

Col. (Retired)  Charles Harman Lindsey, 94 of Gainesville passed away Friday February 14, 2020. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Col. Lindsey had lived in Hall County for a n ...
Irving Erland "Earl" Levine, 93, Gainesville
Irving Erland Levine “Earl” passed away peacefully in Katy, Texas on February 14, 2020. Earl was born in Chicago, Ill on August 24, 1926. During the Depression his fath ...
Thomas D. "Tom" Peterson, 56, Gainesville
Thomas D.  "Tom"  Peterson, 56 of Gainesville passed away February 14, 2020 at the Emory University Hospital. No formal services will be held and at the requ ...

Jackson

William Edward Russell, 56, Pendergrass
William Edward Russell, age 56 of Pendergrass, GA passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Born on Jan. 22, 1964 in Murphy, NC, he was the son of the late James Henry and Mollie Parto ...

Lumpkin

Mischelle Marie Potts, 54, Dahlonega
Mischelle Marie Potts, 54 years old of Dahlonega, Georgia left this world to be with the Lord on January 30th at 11:32 PM. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 17, 1965 to James and 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...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.