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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 16th, 2020

Gwinnett

David Lester Brown, 74, Braselton
David Lester Brown, age 74, of Braselton, GA passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020.   He was preceded in death by wife, Betty Tuck Brown; parents, Lester and Kathleen Bro ...

Habersham

Garland Ray Sasser, 78, Clarkesville
Mr. Garland Ray Sasser, age 78 of Baldwin Court, Clarkesville, Georgia passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 at his residence. He was born May 11, 1941 in Goldsboro, North Carolina ...

Hall

Charles Briggs, 57, Lula
Charles Briggs, 57, of Lula died Monday March 16, 2020.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home.
Karen Bates McGraw, 59, Gainesville
Mrs. Karen Bates McGraw, 59, of Gainesville passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 at her residence. No services will be held at this time. Born on April 1, 1960 in Ft. Payne, A ...
Betty Pratt Elkins, 81, Flowery Branch
Betty Pratt Elkins, age 81, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, Gene Elkins.  Mrs. El ...
Jeffrey Coler Jewett, 65, Gainesville
Jeffrey Coler Jewett, 65 of Gainesville passed away Monday March 16, 2020. A Mr. Jewett's request,  the remains will be cremated and no formal services will be hel ...
Frances “Marie” Jones, 55, Gainesville
Mrs. Frances “Marie” Jones, age 55 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Graveside se ...
Katie Byrd Mize, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Katie Byrd Mize, 89, of Gainesville, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 at Ashton Senior Living Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Pettyjohn, age 75, of Hoschton, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Mrs. Pettyjohn was born in Monr ...
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.