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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 9th, 2020

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Velimir Pavlov, 72, Winder
Velimir Pavlov, age 72, of Winder passed away Monday, March 9, 2020.  No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, ...

Forsyth

George T. Spellissy, 89, Cumming
George T. Spellissy, 89, a resident of Cumming, GA, died Feb. 17, 2020, at Northside Hospital Forsyth. He was the loving husband of Anna (“Tommy”) Spellissy (nee White) ...

Gwinnett

Linda Gayle Puckett, 75, Buford
Linda Gayle Puckett, 75, of Buford, Georgia, died at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on March 11, 2020 from complications from kidney failure and cancer. Funeral service will be h ...

Habersham

Kham Siharathkenekham, age 86, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Whitfield Funer ...

Hall

Shirley Viola Sears Hembree, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Shirley Viola Sears Hembree, 83, of Gainesville, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 at Gateway Health and Rehab following an extended illness. Services will be held at a lat ...
Dolores June Holcomb, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Dolores June Holcomb, 94, of Gainesville passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness. A private graveside service for family only wil ...

Jackson

Mary Blondean Gooch, 84, Hoschton
Mary Blondean Gooch, age 84, of Hoschton passed away Monday, March 9, 2020.  Funeral service will be held at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel Thursday, 2:00 PM, March 12, 2020.  ...
Dennie Lee Jarrard, 67, Pendergrass
Dennie Lee Jarrard passed away on March 9th, 2020 at the age of 67.  He was born July 6, 1952 in Gainesville, Georgia as one of four children of Sally and Earl Jarrard, Sr.&nb ...

Lumpkin

Sally Ann McElduff, 58, Dahlonega
Mrs. Sally Ann McElduff, age 58, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, March 9, 2020. Mrs. McElduff was born in Lumpkin County on March 11, 1961.  She was preceded in death by h ...

Other

Vernon Mathis, 72, Martin
Vernon Randall (Randy) Mathis, age 72, of Martin, GA passed away March 9, 2020 at his son and daughter-in-law’s residence in Gainesville, GA following a brief illness. A memo ...

Towns

Alice Fay Burrell, 82, Hiawassee
Mrs. Alice Fay Burrell age 82 of Hiwassee, Ga passed away on Monday March 09, 2020 at her residence following a sudden illness. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday Mar ...

White

William Randall Tomlinson III, known to all who loved him as Trae, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 in Cleveland, GA. He was born in Atlanta, GA at Northside Hospital on July 4 ...
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.