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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 13th, 2020

Dawson

Mary Frances Aline Tatum, 94, Dawsonville
Mary Frances Aline Tatum, 94 of Dawsonville, GA passed away peacefully on Friday, March 13, 2020 at her residence.  She was born to the late David Edward and Mary Frances Prue ...

Forsyth

Bettie Harness, 73, Cumming
Ms. Bettie Harness 73, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020. Bettie is survived by her children; Byron Harness of Cumming, Georgia; Pamela Cape (Allen) of C ...
Ronald Iverson Carr, 76, Cumming
Ronald Iverson Carr, 76, of Cumming, GA passed away on March 13, 2020, at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta after a multi-year battle with heart problems.  Born ...

Habersham

Irene H. Hunt, 93, Clarkesville
Irene H. Hunt, age 93 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 13, 2020. Born in the Persimmon Community of Rabun County, Georgia on January 16, 1 ...
Mrs. Vonda Lagina Stewart Winkles “Gina” passed away surrounded by family on March 13th, 2020 in Texas. Gina is survived by; her husband Jeffery Alan Winkles, and tw ...

Hall

Darrell Lawrimore, 64, Hendersonville, TN
Darrell Lawrimore, age 64, of Hendersonville, TN passed away Friday, March 13, 2020. He is survived by his daughter Amie (John) Closs of Gainesville, GA; grandchildren Nina ...
Barbara Lee Belair, 71, Hoschton
Barbara Lee Belair, age 71 of Hoschton, GA, died Friday, March 13, 2020 after an extended illness. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 2 PM at Hamilton M ...
Hilda Celia Petotte Davis, 87, Gillsville
Mrs. Hilda Celia Petotte Davis, 87, of Gillsville passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness.   Graveside services will be held a ...
Charles Robert Dawkins, 80, Gainesville
Charles Robert Dawkins age 80 of Gainesville passed away March 13, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Dawkins was born in Gainesville in the Downey Hospital on J ...
Ethel Hooper Smith, 91, Gainesville
Ethel Hooper Smith, age 91, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Friday, March 13, 2020.  In consideration of the needs for community ...

Jackson

Roger Dale Elrod, 74, Commerce
Roger Dale Elrod, age 74 of Commerce, GA passed away Friday, March 13, 2020.   Born on Jan. 13, 1946 in Elberton, GA, he was the son of the late Lee and Eula Davis Elr ...

Lumpkin

Timothy Wayne Frazer, 58, Dahlonega
Timothy Wayne Frazer, age 58, of Dahlonega, GA passed away March 13, 2020. He was preceded in death by parents, Benjamin G. and Lily Sue Hall Frazer. Mr. Frazer is survived by his ...

White

Richard Harry Freeman, 68, Cleveland
Mr. Richard Harry Freeman, age 68 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, March 13, 2020. Mr. Freeman was born to the late Felix and Lorene West Freeman.  He was a painter and 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.