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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 9th, 2020

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John Edward Brown, 82, Suwanee
Mr. John Edward Brown, 82, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldand ...
Marshall Farris Shaheen, 89, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on April 9th, 2020. He was born in Quincy, MA on August 5th, 1930.  He was preceded in death by his paren ...

Gwinnett

Terrence Wayne (Terry) Spires, 53, of Buford, Georgia, passed away on April 9th, 2020 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital in Johns Creek, Georgia. A private servic ...

Habersham

James Milton "Jimmy" Jones, 69, Clarkesville
James Milton “Jimmy” Jones, age 69, of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Born on December 8, 1950, in Clarkesville, he was a son of the late Felix Mi ...
Doris Helen Taylor, 78, Cornelia
Doris Helen Taylor, age 78, of Cornelia passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Mrs. Taylor was born on Friday, January 30, 1942 in Demorest, Georgia to the late Arthur Joseph C ...
Kenneth Hugh Turpin, 81, Clarkesville
Kenneth Hugh Turpin, age 81 of the Hollywood Community in Clarkesville, passed away on April 9, 2020. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on February 18, 1939, he was a son of the lat ...

Hall

Uriah Z. Blake, 29, Gainesville
Uriah Z. Blake was born November 6, 1990 in Gainesville, Ga to Cynthia K. Blake and Kevin Cheek. His education started with attending Jubilee Christian Academy Gainesville, Ga, ...
Tommy Delain Clark, 72, Murrayville
Tommy Delain Clark, 72  of Murrayville passed away Thursday April 9, 2020 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Clark was the son of the late Herman and ...
Mrs. Thedis “Clara” Pittman age 93 of Lula, Ga left her earthly home on Thursday, April 09, 2020 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness, Clara we ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.