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Local Obits for Fri. May 1st, 2020

Dawson

Frank Abercrombie, 85, Dawsonville
Frank Abercrombie, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Friday May 1, 2020. Born March 14, 1935 in Atlanta, GA to the late Herbert and Jimmie Abercrombie, he had lived in Dawson Count ...
Mary Virginia Thornton Kunkel, age 95, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, May 1, 2020.   Mary was born on October 15, 1924 in Atlanta, Ge ...

Habersham

Eleanor Mae Hollifield Mote, age 104, of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 1, 2020. Mrs. Mote was born on September 4, 1915 to the late Robert Danie ...
Johnny Queen, 58, Mt. Airy
Johnny Queen, age 58 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 01, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Rabun County, Georgia on ...
Dawn Elain Waid, 24, Cornelia
Dawn Elain Waid, age 24 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020.   Born in Auburn, New York on May 6, 1995, Dawn was the daughter of Deborah and James Waid.  ...

Hall

John Lancaster, 43, Nashville, formerly of Gainesville
John Lancaster, age 43 of Nashville, formerly of Gainesville, died on his birthday on May 1, after a brief illness.  John is a graduate of Gainesville High School and Unive ...
Richard Daniel Ballard, 71, Hoschton
Mr. Richard Daniel Ballard, age 71, of Hoschton passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his family, after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease fo ...
Eva Mae Burgess, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Eva Mae Burgess, 86, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 1, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020 in the chapel of Memorial Park Funera ...
A. Brooks Cagle, 77, Gainesville
A. Brooks Cagle, 77 of Gainesville passed away Friday May 1, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Hall County, Mr. Cagle was the son of the late Raymond Cagle a ...
Joel Johnson, 77, Gainesville
Joel Johnson, 77, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 1, 2020.  Joel was born and raised in Woodbury, NJ where he ...

Jackson

Helen Manus, 89, Hoschton
Mrs. Helen Manus, 89, of Hoschton, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020. A celebration of life service is planned for Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Chicopee United Me ...
James Thomas "Tom" Marlow, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Thomas “Tom” Marlow, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020. Mr. Marlow was born in Jackson Co ...
Marcus Reese Mason, 60, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Marcus Reese Mason, age 60 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, May 1, 2020.  Mr. Mason was born in Athens, Georgi ...

White

Jeanette I. Lewis, 92, Cleveland
Jeanette I. Lewis, age 92, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away Friday, May 1, 2020. Mrs. Lewis is strong in her Christian Faith, an avid prayer warrior, and wrote poetry. She retired ...
Richard Kent Brittain, age 82 of Helen, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020. Mr. Brittain was born April 7, 1938 in California to the late John and Anna Maria Brittain. Richard was ...
Wanda Catroppa, 50, Cleveland
Wanda Catroppa passed away suddenly on May 1, 2020.  After struggling for years with back pain and other issues, she is finally at Home with the Lord, with the ...
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.