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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 8th, 2020

Forsyth

Patricia Aline Roper, 64, Cumming
Patricia Aline Roper, age 64, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at Ingram Funera ...

Gwinnett

Daniel Marcus Butts, 27, Buford
Daniel Marcus Butts, age 27, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Maria Chipelo; and paternal grandfather, ...

Habersham

Geneva Stevens “Carol” Raia, age 70 of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, February 08, 2020. Born in Asheville, North Carolina ...

Hall

Richard Harris, 94, Gainesville
Richard Marion Harris age 94 of Gainesville, Georgia died February 8, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from a brief illness. Graveside Services will be held on ...

Jackson

Oria Stephens, 84, Commerce
Oria Stephens age 84 of Commerce Ga. passed away Saturday February 8, 2020.  At the families request, Mr. Stephens will be cremated with no formal services to be held. L ...

Lumpkin

(Coach) William (Bill) Ensley, Sr. of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2020. Bill was born on March 28, 1935, to Eugene and Ramie Childers Ensley in Chatsworth, GA. ...
Hazel H. Palmer, 81, Dahlonega
Mrs. Hazel H. Palmer, age 81, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020. Mr. Palmer was born in Easton, PA on May 15, 1938 to the late William and Mary Krause Hull. S ...

Other

James Daniel Smallwood, Jr, 96, Greenville, SC
Our Angel is home.  Mr. James Daniel Smallwood, Jr. left this earthly world to be with Jesus on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Mr. Smallwood was born on August 8, 1924, in Com ...
Rev. J. W. Frachiseur, 79, Calhoun
Rev. J. W. Frachiseur, age 79, of Calhoun, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lesley and Beatrice ...
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.