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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 20th, 2020

Banks

Woodie Ward, 87, Baldwin
Woodie Ward, age 87, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020. Ms. Ward was born on June 23, 1932 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Henry and Alma Poole Ward ...

Barrow

Deborah Regina Davis, 57, Winder
Deborah Regina Davis, age 57, of Winder passed away Monday, April 20, 2020.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.&nbs ...

Forsyth

Chester Elmore Gorman, 81, Cumming
Mr. Chester Elmore Gorman, 81, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020. No services are scheduled at this time for Mr. Gorman. Condolences may be expressed ...

Habersham

Billy Joe Gallahar, Sr., 79, Demorest
Billy Joe Gallahar Sr. 79, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on April 20, 2020. He was born April 25, 1940 in Talladega, Alabama and has now gone to be with the Lord. Billy wa ...
Maggie Lee Collins Nelms, 81, Demorest
Maggie Lee Collins Nelms, age 81 of Demorest, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on December 10, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Frank Col ...
Randy Keith Oliver, 55, Alto
Randy Keith Oliver, age 55, of Alto, Georgia went home on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Mr. Oliver was born on June 30, 1964 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Edward and Louis ...

Jackson

Billy Bennett, 89, Hoschton
Billy Bennett, age 89, of Hoschton passed away Monday, April 20, 2020.  Billy was a devoted husband and father, a 20 years veteran of the United States Navy.  Graveside s ...

Lumpkin

Beverly Ann Bartlein, 88, Dahlonega
Beverly Ann Bartlein, 88, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldand ...
Beverly Ann Bartlein, 88, Dahlonega
Beverly Ann Bartlein 88, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldands ...

Other

Evelyn Rudeen (Duran) Maddox, age 82, of Alpharetta, GA. It is with great sadness that the family of Evelyn Rudeen (Duran) Maddox announce her passing. She was survived by her h ...
James 'Phillip' Croft, 80, Chamblee
James “Phillip” Croft, 80 of Chamblee passed away Monday, April 20, 2020. Phillip is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Felicia (Michael) Smith; grandchildren, ...

White

John Stringer, 89, Cleveland
Mr. John Stringer, age 89, of Gainesville, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020. Mr. Stringer was born in Hall County to the late Charlie Washington and Venie Peck Stringer.  ...
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.