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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 6th, 2020

Forsyth

Roy Scott Graber, 48, Cumming
While on a business trip to Florida on February 20, 2020, Roy Scott Graber of Cumming, Georgia passed away unexpectedly at age 48. He moved with his family to Cumming, Georgia 13 y ...

Gwinnett

Pedro J. “Pete” Pappas, age 90, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Jessie Hodge Pappas; brot ...
Billie Tribble Brand, 90, Buford
Mrs. Billie Tribble Brand, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020. She is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Robert “Bob” Brand, Buford, ...
Robert W. Hoppe, Jr., 71, Dacula
Robert W. “Rob” Hoppe, Jr., age 71, of Dacula, GA passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty years, Thelma Wade Hoppe. He ...

Habersham

Floyd Earnest Perry, 83, Mt. Airy
Floyd Earnest Perry, 83, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 in the loving company of his family. Born on December 13, 1936, he was the son of the late Floyd and ...
Bobby Lee “Bob” Templeton, age 88, of Demorest, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020. Born on May 31, 1931, in Eldon, Missouri, he was the son of the late Virgil War ...

Hall

John Anthony Palmer, 86, Flowery Branch
Mr. John Anthony Palmer, age 86, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Franklin “Frank” Woods, age 52 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, March 6, 2020.  Mr. Woods was ...

Other

James Larry Baxter, 71, Hull
James Larry Baxter, age 71 of Hull, GA passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 at his residence.   Born on January 25, 1949 in Commerce, GA, Mr. Baxter was the son of the late Ell ...

White

Glendon Blackstock, 87, Cleveland
Glendon M. “Glen” Blackstock, 87, of Cleveland, GA passed away Friday March 6, 2020. Born February 23, 1933 in Forsyth County to the late George and Conie Blackstock ...
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.