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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 24th, 2020

Gwinnett

Brian Scott Robison, 43, Suwanee
Brian Scott Robison, age 43, of Suwanee, GA passed away Monday, February 24, 2020.  He is survived by his loving wife of ten years, Cara Robison, and son, Calvin, Suwanee, GA; ...

Hall

James Joseph Cornick, 88, Flowery Branch
Mr. James Joseph Cornick, age 88, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. Memorial Services will be 4: ...
David Horace Nottingham, 72, Gainesville
Mr. David Horace Nottingham, 72, of Gainesville passed away Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on S ...
Mildred Perkins, 90, Gainesville
Mildred F. Perkins age 90 of Gainesville passed away Monday February 24, 2020 at her residence. Mrs. Perkins was born March 30, 1929 in Gainesville to the late Judge Newman, Sr. ...
Ronnie James Shoemake, 61, Oakwood
Mr. Ronnie James Shoemake, 61, of Oakwood passed away February 24, 2020 at his residence. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Mr. Shoemake was born on March 27, 1 ...
Bradford (Brad) Lee Welborn, 87, Gainesville
Bradford (Brad) Lee Welborn, age 87, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020, following an extended illness.    Brad was born March 25, 193 ...

Other

Duane Brannon Fant, 57, Cartersville
Duane Brannon Fant, 57, of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away from cancer, February 24, 2020. He was a beloved son, brother, and uncle. He is survived by his mother, Hazel Kilgore ...
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.