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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 29th, 2020

Gwinnett

Vestal C. Mewborn, 83, Sugar Hill
Mr. Vestal C. Mewborn, age 83, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-five years, Beatrice Dover Mewborn; daughter, ...

Habersham

Betty Lodema Martin, 89, Demorest
Betty Lodema Martin, age 89, of Demorest, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 29, 2020.   Mrs. Martin was born on April 28, 1930, to the late William Enoch an ...
John Thomas Watson, Sr., 85, Mt. Airy
John Thomas Watson, Sr., age 85 of Mt. Airy passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020. Born on August 31, 1934, Mr. Watson was the son of the late Luther and Vergie Murray Watson.  ...
Betty Ann Humphries White, 80, Clarkesville
Betty Ann Humphries White, age 80 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Born in White County, Georgia on July 27, 1939, she was a dau ...

Hall

Charles Larry Grogan, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Larry Grogan, 78, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. A graveside service will be he ...
Jorene Webb Pilcher, 76, Gainesville
Jorene passed away at home Sunday, March 29 after a 16 year struggle with cancer.  This evil disease had worn her down to the point last Sunday that she had no more fight ...
Harold Ernest Pinson, 91, Gainesville
Harold Ernest Pinson, 91 of Gainesville passed away Sunday March 29, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Pinson was the son of th ...
Hayden Young, 3 m, Gainesville
  Hayden “Fat Man” Kari’ Young went home to his father on March 29, 2020 at the age of 3 months old. Hayden was born to Chyna Harrison and Diquerius Yo ...

Jackson

Odelia 'Dee' Atwood Land, 91, Commerce
Odelia “Dee” Atwood Land, age 91 of Commerce, GA, formerly of Lilburn, GA, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020.   Born on Dec. 28, 1928 in Tampa, FL, Mrs. Lan ...

Lumpkin

Evelyn Kassell Stow, 89, Dahlonega
Mrs. Evelyn Kassell Stow, age 89, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020. Mrs. Stow was born in Atlanta on August 21, 1930 to the late Leon White and Eva Kassell.  ...
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.