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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 4th, 2020

Dawson

Mary Joe Overstreet, 90, Dawsonville
Mary Joe Overstreet, 90, of Dawsonville passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday March 4, 2020. Born on Valentine’s Day in 1930 to the late Charlie I. “Bud&rd ...

Forsyth

Beverely Atcheson, 83, Cumming
Beverely Atcheson, age 83, of Cumming, GA passed away March 04, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband; Thomas Earl Atcheson & daughter; Sandra Donaldson. She is su ...
Jeree Davis Creech, 76, Cumming
  Jeree Davis Creech, age 76, of Cumming, GA peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. She was a mother, grandmother, mother in-law, aunt, sister, daughter and fr ...

Gwinnett

Johnny Sudderth, 76, Buford
Johnny Lawton Sudderth, age 76 of Buford, GA, died Wednesday, March 4, 2020 after an extended illness. Johnny has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Saturday, March ...
Patricia Overton Williams, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. She is survived by her children, Cynthia and Richard Hebert, Buford, GA, Cathy and Rusty K ...

Jackson

Gwendolyn Wiley, Jefferson
Gwendolyn (Gwen) Whitmire Wiley, wife of the late Wayne Wiley of Jefferson, Georgia, formerly of Anderson, SC died March 4, 2020.  She was born in Stephens County, Georgia, ne ...

Lumpkin

CSM Byron J. Barron, 59, Dahlonega
Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Byron James Barron, US Army Retired, 59, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from complications of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) at his home in ...
Edna Louise Hill McCaleb, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Edna Louise Hill McCaleb, 87, passed away March 4, 2020, at the home of her son Keith McCaleb in Dahlonega, Georgia.  Edna had bravely fought Alzheimer’s for many y ...
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.