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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 8th, 2020

Forsyth

Mary Agnes Jones, 91, Cumming
  Mrs. Mary Agnes Jones, age 91, passed away March 8, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband: Russell Edward Jones and daughter: Penny Jones. Mary is survived by ...
Troyce James Ertzberger of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Fun ...
James William Farris, 80, Cumming
James William Farris, 80, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Sunday, March 8th, 2020 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. James is survived by his loving wife Luna Smith Farris of Cum ...

Gwinnett

Maudie Smith Danko, 77, Dacula
  Maudie Smith Danko, age 77, of  Dacula, GA passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, Charles Danko in 2 ...

Habersham

Jerryl Oliver “Jerry” Whitfield, age 61 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, March 08, 2020. Born on July 09, 1958 at Homestead Air Force Base in Homestead, F ...
Johnnie G. Bell Barrett Phillips, age 82 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Born in Dillard, Georgia on November 21, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Robert ...

Hall

Edwina Pierson Banks, 91, Gainesville formerly of Atlanta
Edwina Pierson Banks age 91 of Gainesville formerly of Atlanta passed away Sunday March 8, 2020 at the Beehive Assisted Living in Gainesville. Mrs. Banks was born January 5, 192 ...
James H. Cormney, 88, Gainesville
Mr. James H. Cormney, 88, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 ...
Angela Jan Camarata Hoadley, 62, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Angela Jan Camarata Hoadley, age 62, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by her family. ...
Mrs. Evelyn G. “Doodle” Burnett, 66, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services ...

Jackson

Terry Eugene Lankford, Sr, 66, Nicholson
Terry Eugene Lankford, Sr., age 66 of Nicholson, GA passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020.   Born on Dec. 7, 1953 in Greensboro, GA, Mr. Lankford was the son of the late Car ...
Rita Faye Wilson, 60, Commerce
Mrs. Rita Faye Wilson, age 60, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, March 8, 2020 at her residence.  Mrs. Wilson was the daughter of the late, Wilson and Geneva Kesler Nix.  She ...

White

Sheila Pugh, 54, Cleveland
Sheila Wheeler Pugh, age 54, of Cleveland, GA, formerly of Buford, GA, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Sheryl Bullock; father-in-l ...
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.