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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 9th, 2020

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Peggy Jean Powers, 62, Winder
Peggy Jean Powers, age 62, of Winder passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020.  No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hosc ...

Dawson

Steven Howard McCreary, 58, Dawsonville
Steven Howard McCreary, 58, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 9, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born October 23, 1961 in Reed City, Michigan, he had lived in ...
Jane Sweatman Padgett, 66, Dawsonville
Jane Sweatman Padgett, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 9, 2020 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born May 5, 1953 in Forsyth C ...

Forsyth

Kimberly Kay Holden, 58, Cumming
Kimberly Kay Holden 58, of Cumming, GA passed away on February 9, 2020. Kimberly is preceded in death by her mother; Janice Glassie. She is survived by her husband; Hubert Th ...
Heaven gained another angel, Walt Mason, Sr. passed away on Feb. 9th with his wife, MaryAnn, of 55 years by his side.  He was such an amazing man and at times dare I say ..... ...

Gwinnett

Shirlie Holtz Costa, 87, Buford
Shirlie Holtz Costa, age 87 of Buford, GA died Sunday, February 9, 2020. Mrs. Costa has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Shirlie was born in Oakla ...
Dustin Monaghan, 38, Auburn
Dustin Monaghan, age 38 of Auburn, GA, died suddenly Sunday, February 9, 2020. Dustin has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11 AM at Pr ...

Habersham

Rev. Lloyd Edward Free, 92, Cornelia
On Sunday, February 9, 2020, Rev. Lloyd Edward Free, loving husband and the father of four children, passed away at the age of 92. Lloyd was born on March 25, 1927 near the rura ...
Mildred Standridge Ivester Williams, age 73, of Clarkesville, Georgia was called home on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Ms. Williams was born on November 26, 1946 in Banks County, Ge ...

Hall

Frank Karic, 65, Flowery Branch
God saw him getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so he wrapped his arms around him and whispered: “Come with me.” On February 09, 2020, Frank A. Karic, 65 of Flo ...
Herman Ross Wilson, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Herman Ross Wilson, 84, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Willie Roger “Billy” Doster, age 81 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, February 9, 2020.  Mr. Doster ...
James Wilburn Healan Jr, 63, Hoschton
James Wilburn Healan Jr., age 63, of Hoschton passed away Monday, February 3, 2020.  No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy ...

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Laura Juanita Jones Beagle was born on January 16, 1929 in Shoals, IN and died February 9, 2020. Her parents were Elvis and Irma Jones. In June, 1948, she married Earl B. Beagle. S ...
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.