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Local Obits for Fri. May 15th, 2020

Dawson

Charlie Clifton Chester, 72, Dawsonville
Charlie Clifton Chester, 72, of Dawsonville, GA passed away after an extended illness on Friday, May 15, 2020 at his residence with his family by his side.  He was born to the ...

Forsyth

Neil Bernard Bagley, 61, Cumming
Neil Bernard Bagley, age 61, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Friday, May 15, 2020. Mr. Bagley was previously a firefighter and employed with his family’s business. Neil is su ...

Hall

Maxine D. Payne Wellington, 91, Flowery Branch
Maxine D. Payne Wellington, 91, left to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, May 15, 2020.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be planned at a later time. ...
Barry Alvin Barrett, Jr., 51, Gainesville
Barry Alvin Barrett, Jr., 51, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesda ...
Thelma Mae Martin Cox, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Thelma Mae Martin Cox, 85, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Ma ...

Jackson

Leeroy Crane, 70, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Leeroy Crane, age 70, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020. Mr. Crane was born in Commerce, Georgia, a son to the lat ...
Douglas McArthur Moore, 77, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Douglas McArthur Moore, age 77, of Nicholson, Georgia, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020. Mr. Moore was born in Jackson County, a so ...

Lumpkin

Bertie Mae Fields, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Bertie Mae Fields, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, May 15, 2020. Mrs. Fields was born in Lumpkin County on April 4, 1935 to the late Wilburn and Cellia Jarrard Gri ...

Other

Susan W. Lebaron, 66, Ellijay
Susan W. Lebaron, age 66, of Ellijay, GA passed away May 15, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Lebaron. She is survived by her children, Joseph Lebaron, o ...

Stephens

Ronnie Yearwood, 76, Toccoa
Mr. Ronnie Yearwood, age 76, of Cedar Fork Road, Toccoa passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at his residence. A son of the late N.L. Yearwood and Minnie Lou Anderson Yearwood, he w ...

White

Michael David Skeen, 62, Cleveland
Michael David Skeen age 62 of Cleveland passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at his residence. Mr. Skeen was born December 23, 1957 in Redding, California to the late Marie Drake Mc ...
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.