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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 3rd, 2020

Habersham

Lucille Wood Anderson, 89, Demorest
Lucille Wood Anderson, age 89 of Demorest, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Habersham County, Mrs. Anderson was born in the Batesville ...
Susan “Susie” Stapleton Underwood, age 61, of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020. Born on January 30, 1959, in Cornelia, she was the daughter of the late ...

Hall

Tammy Carpenter, 47, Buford
Tammy Carpenter, 47, of Buford passed away Friday, April 3, 2020. Born on October 1, 1972 in LaFayette, GA she was the daughter of the late Otis Carpenter and Betty Segars Sims. ...
Thelma P. Laney, 89, Gainesville
Thelma P. Laney, aged 89, passed away Friday, April 3rd at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Thelma was born March 15, 1931 in Statham, GA and was the last remaining child of th ...
William Rucker, 67, Gainesville
­­Mr. William Rucker was born on April 3, 1953 to the late George Rucker, Sr. and Priscilla Rucker. William was called to be with the Lord on April 3, 2020. He was preceded ...
Anita Crane Sherby, 72, Gainesville
Anita Jane Crane Sherby, 72, of Gainesville passed away unexpectedly due to pancreatic cancer on Friday, April 3. Anita was the oldest of four children born to her loving parent ...
Ellen R. Whetstone, 87, Gainesville
Ellen R. Whetstone, 87 of Gainesville passed away Thursday April 2, 2020. No services will be held at this time and per the families request the remains will be cremated. Tho ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Ann Wright Deadwyler, age 72 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, April 3, 2020.  Mrs. Deadwyler was bor ...
Eleanor Marie Tornambe, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eleanor Marie Tornambe, age 79, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020. Mrs. Tornambe was born in St. Catherines, Ont ...

Lumpkin

Herbert Murray Abee, 76, Dahlonega
Mr. Herbert Murray Abee, age 76, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at Willow Wood Nursing Center. Mr. Abee was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.&nb ...
Robert Louis Garrett, 80, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert Louis Garrett, age 80, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, April 3, 2020. Mr. Garrett is a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He was born on January 2 ...
Mr. Christopher “Chris” Michael Skillern , age 47, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, April 3, 2020. Chris was born in DeKalb County on December 9, 1972.  His mot ...

Stephens

Edward Lee Purcell, 82, Toccoa
Edward Lee Purcell age 82 of Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday April 3, 2020 at his home. Mr. Purcell was born on October 3, 1937 in Stephens County, Georgia to the late Ernest ...

White

Geneva Lee Stringer Taylor,age 82,of Cleveland, GA passed away April 2, 2020 at the residence of James and Hilda Tallant of Cleveland where she had been residing since George F. Ta ...
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.