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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 28th, 2020

Dawson

Donald Wayne Seay, 80, Dawsonville
Donald Wayne Seay 80, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Donald was an active member of the Dahlonega Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter ...

Forsyth

Katie Regina Bailey, 65, Cumming
Katie Regina Bailey, age 65, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020. She was born in 1954, to the late Cleaver and Ella Stancil. Katie was a member of Mt. Pisgah Bapt ...
Nancy Louise Daniel, 72, Cumming
Nancy Louise Daniel, age 72, of Cumming, GA passed away March 28, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, James C. & Mary R. Chumbler, brother, Carlos Chumbler & si ...
Douglas John Kulway, 64, Cumming
Douglas John Kulway 64, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020. A celebration of life will be held for Douglas on a later date. Condolences may be expres ...

Habersham

James Newby Butterworth, 77, Cornelia
Judge James Newby Butterworth, age 77, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020. Private Family Graveside Services will be held 1:00 pm Thursday, April 2, 2020, a ...

Hall

Walker McKenzie Crenshaw, 28, Gainesville
Walker McKenzie Crenshaw, age 28, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020, at his residence. McKenzie was born in 1991 in Gainesville, Georgia, where he resided his whole life. He ...
John Davenport Strickland, 57, Gainesville
John Davenport Strickland, 57 of Gainesville passed away Saturday March 28, 2020. A graduate of Brenau University and the Medical College of Georgia, John was employed as a phys ...

Jackson

Carey James Maddox, 68, Commerce, formerly of Buford
Carey James Maddox, age 68 of Commerce, GA, formerly of Buford, died Saturday, March 28, 2020 after an extended illness. A private family graveside service will be held Wednesda ...
John Taylor McEver, 89, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Taylor McEver, age 89 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, March 28, 2020.  Mr. McEver was born in Campton, ...
Mrs. Mary Jane Strickland Williamson, age 86, of Commerce passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Williamson was born on April 30, 1933 ...
March 1, 1937 James (Jimmy) (Jim Bob) Morgan Wood 83, was born to Paul and Allie Wood, the seventh child of 13. It was with deep sadness and joy that he went to be with his Master ...
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.