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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 28th, 2020

Forsyth

Dorothy Vaughan Bartlett (Dot), age 90, went Home to her Lord on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. She was born October 16, 1929 to James Clyde Vaughan and Ollie Williams Vaughan. She is pr ...
Herbert S. Hall, Jr. May 3, 1943 – April 28, 2020 A Navy man, an engineer, a good friend.  His favorite roles were being a husband, a father and a grandfather.&nbs ...

Gwinnett

Coach and teacher Robert W. “Rob” Kellogg, age 58, of Buford, GA passed away after a sudden illness on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, ...
Heaven gained another angel. Shannon Lee McCoy-Wardlaw died at home on April 28, 2020, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband Jody Wardlaw; daughter Cameron Wardl ...
Shirley Ann Stringer, 83, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Shirley Ann Stringer, age 83, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Oakwood, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Emory – Decatur Hospital. Private Graveside Services will ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert Herman “Robby” Kinney, age 41 of Talmo, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, April 28, 2020.  Mr. Kinney was ...
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.