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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 17th, 2020

Forsyth

Roy Dalton Reynolds, 65, Cumming
Roy Dalton Reynolds, age 65, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020.  He was born in 1954, to the late Daniel Reynolds and Lois Reynolds. He was a retired Un ...
Viola Dodd, 94, Cumming
Viola Mae Dodd, 94, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020. She is a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Cumming, Georgia. Viola is preceded in death by he ...

Gwinnett

Yacoub Yassa Henien, 91, Lawrenceville
Mr. Yacoub Yassa Henien, 91, of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 at Northside Gwinnett Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, Febr ...
Karen Delores Sorrells, of Buford GA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 17, 2020 at the age of 59 while recovering from a stroke at Chestnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabil ...

Habersham

Ruth Bunn, 91, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ruth Pate Bunn, age 91 of Clarkesville, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Her sons, Pastor Alan Bunn and ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Virginia Turpen Walker, age 69 of Nicholson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, February 17, 2020.  Mrs. Walker was ...
Jimmy Brewer, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jimmy “Jim” Leon Brewer, age 79 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, February 17, 2020.  Mr. Brewer wa ...

Other

Jeff Collins, 50, Auburn
Jeff “Tox” Collins, age 50, of Auburn, GA passed away Monday, February 17, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, C. F. Collins and Bonnie C ...
Thomas Gillio, 79, Suwanee
Mr. Thomas Edward Gillio 79, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2020. The family will have memorial services on a later date.  Condolences may be ex ...

White

Janette Hodges, 77, Cleveland
Mrs. Janette Hodges, age 77, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020.   No services are planned. A full obituary will follow. Barrett Funeral Home, ...
Betty Doris Abernathy, 77, Cleveland
Betty Doris Abernathy, age 77, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020. Mrs. Abernathy was born on January 24, 1943, in Gainesville, Georgia, to the late Arthur a ...
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.