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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 18th, 2020

Forsyth

Virginia Chadwick Roper, 82, passed away on April 18th, 2020 at Emory Midtown Hospital. Virginia was born in Cumming, GA. She is daughter of the late Bascomb John Chadwick and Ophi ...

Habersham

James Edward “Jim” Morrison age 95 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on May 16, 1924, ...

Hall

Irv Fisk, 92, Gainesville
Irv Fisk, 92, died peacefully, at his Gainesville, Georgia home, on April 18, 2020, with his beloved wife Caroline at his side. Irv was our “Pop,” and he was a good one ...
Emilio Soto Aguirre, 50, Gainesville
Mr. Emilio Soto Aguirre, age 50 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at his residence following a sudden illness. Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesd ...
Loretta P. King, 73, Gainesville
Loretta P. King, 73 of Gainesville passed away Saturday April 18, 2020 at her residence. Services are incomplete at this time. Those wishing to send online condolences to the ...

Jackson

Edwin Lee Marquess, 72, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Edwin Lee Marquess, age 72, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020.   Mr. Marquess was born i ...
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth McElreath Owensby 85 of Commerce who passed away April 18, 2020.   She was the daughter of the late Julius M ...

Other

David Lee Brown, 45, Peachtree City
Mr. David Lee Brown, age 45, of Peachtree City, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020. Private graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Westminster M ...

White

Rose Margaret Scott, 68, Cleveland
Mrs. Rose Margaret Scott, age 68, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at her residence. Mrs. Scott was born in Forest Park, GA to the late Oswald and Ethel Stephe ...
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.