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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 10th, 2020

Forsyth

Jean Marie Rayburn Womack, beloved Mom and Grandmother, passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Wednesday, April 8th of congestive heart failure. Jean was born o ...

Hall

Doug Turk, 72, Gillsville
Doug Turk, age 72, of Gillsville went to his heavenly home Friday, April 10, 2020, at Landmark Hospital in Athens following a courageous battle with heart failure. Because of th ...
Hazel Elizabeth Byers Wilcoxson, 67, of Gainesville passed away Friday April 10, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Ms. Wilcoxson was born Apri ...

Stephens

Mr. John Albinus “AL” Chambers, age 72, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020 at his home on Greer Lane in Toccoa. AL was born August 29, 1947 in Norfolk, VA. He a ...
Mrs. Dorothy Curatola Negron, age 63 of Laura Drive, Martin passed away Friday, April 10, 2020 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Saverio Curatola and Dorot ...
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.