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Local Obits for Thu. May 14th, 2020


Lurleen Jordan Hosch, age 80, of Banks County, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Ms. Hosch was born on May 22, 1939 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Herschel an ...


Ruby Faye Ferguson, 84, Dawsonville
Ruby Faye Ferguson, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday May 14, 2020 at her residence. Born February 24, 1935 in Toccoa, Georgia to the late Ernest and Marie Purcell, she li ...


Zachary Blake Speir, 37, Sugar Hill
Zachary Blake Speir, age 37, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020. He is survived by his wife of three and a half years, Sarah Anne Speir, Sugar Hill, GA; father, Ma ...


William George Stumpf aged 88, of Habersham county, formerly of Sautee, passed away Thursday, May 14th, 2020. He was born September 18th, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the la ...


Richard Duane Fite, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Richard Duane Fite age 62 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday May 14, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Graveside se ...
Ms. Janice “Chiggar” Lynn Martin age 59 of Oakwood, Ga passed away on Thursday May 14, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center- Braselton following an extended illness ...
Maria Nelia Ruiz, 49, Gainesville
Maria Nelia Ruiz age 49 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday May 14, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center- Braselton, Ga following a sudden illness.     &nbs ...


Viola Butler Hood, 91, Hoschton
Viola Butler Hood, age 91, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020.  Graveside service will be held 3:30 PM, Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Center United Methodist Church, 764 ...
Milton Darrell Jackson, 62, Nicholson
  Mr. Milton Darrell Jackson, age 62, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Jackson was born in Commerce to the ...


Aloha Dossett Morales, 76, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
  Aloha Dossett Morales, age 76, of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020. She is survived by her husband of fifty-four years, Carmelo Morales, S ...
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.