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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 27th, 2020

Forsyth

Earl Edwin “Ed” Standridge, loving husband, Daddy, and Granddaddy, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the age of 82. Born October 5, 1 ...

Hall

Alvin Paul Hicks, 84, Lula
      Mr. Alvin Paul Hicks, age 84 of Lula, passed away on Thursday Morning, February 27, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended ...
Bonnie Ray Johnson Mercer, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Bonnie Ray Johnson Mercer age 86 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday February 27, 2020 at New Horizons Limestone following an extended illness.    Graves ...
Willard Sisson, 80, Gainesville
Willard Sisson, 80, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loved ones, in the arms of his granddaughter. Willard retired f ...
George Bradford Westbrooks, 71, Gainesville
Mr. George Bradford Westbrooks, age 71, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Graveside Services ...
Edward (Corky) W. Clark, 78, Gainesville
Edward (Corky) W. Clark (Badge 432), age 78, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020. Ed was born in Franklin, North Carolina and was the son of the late ...

Jackson

Janis Elaine Webb Berryman was born in Commerce, GA, on February 9, 1948, and died at the age of 71 as a resident of Pacific, WA.  After an extended illness and complications ...
Kelvin "Kevie" Lee Stilwell, age 58, of Jefferson passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020.  Funeral service will be held at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday, 2:00 ...

Stephens

Mrs. Zandra Yearwood Traudt age 69 of Yearwood Street, Toccoa passed away Thursday February 27, 2020 at her residence. A daughter of Cora Lee Norton Yearwood and the late Revere ...

White

Katherine M. Roche, 84, Sautee Nacoochee
Katherine M. Roche, age 84 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020. A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 5-9 PM a ...
Shyloh Wood, 19, Cleveland
Our precious angel Shyloh Raven Wood, age 19 months, of Cleveland, went home on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Shyloh was born in Indiana to Asa and Quinn Hosier Wood. Shyloh was ...
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.