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Local Obits for Sat. May 16th, 2020

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Alexis Nicole Whitman, 20, Winder
Alexis Nicole Whitman, age 20, of Winder passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday May 23, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  ...

Forsyth

Jesse Watts, 80, Cumming
Jesse Watts, age 80, of Cumming, Georgia, a United States Air Force Veteran, husband of Merlee Watts passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020. Care and trust placed in McDonald and Son F ...

Gwinnett

Brenda Sue Smith Nuckles, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Cora Smith; brother, Cheyenne Haynes; si ...

Habersham

Ruth Miller Breed, 94, Cornelia
Ruth Miller Breed, 94, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on May 16, 2020. Ruth was born in Haleyville, Alabama to the late Mack and Erlene Loveless. She was preceded in death by hus ...
Fulton A. Denny, 74, Cornelia
Fulton A. Denny, age 74, of Cornelia, Georgia went to his Heavenly Home on Saturday, May 16, 2020, following a brief illness under hospice care. Mr. Denny was born on February 1 ...
Barbara Ann Morris McClurg, age 83, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Ms. Morris was born on May 2, 1937 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Rev. ...
Maxine Burrell Tench, 79, Cornelia
Maxine Burrell Tench, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Ms. Tench was born on August 31, 1940 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late John Rob ...

Hall

James Edward Collins, 68, Gainesville
James (Eight-days) Edward Collins- also known as (Ed-Ed) was born August 9, 1951 to the late L.C. Collins, Sr. and Vidalia L. Collins in Gainesville, Ga. Ed-Ed attended E.E. Butler ...
Ben Douglas (Doug) Phillips, 75, Gainesville
   Ben Douglas Phillips (Doug), passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Gainesville, Georgia, following a brief illness. Doug was born July 18, 1944, in Gainesville, ...
Nazareth Rose Alarcon Ruela, inf, Gainesville
Miss Nazareth Rose Alarcon Ruela, one year and eleven months passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in the ch ...

Jackson

Mr. Morris Lawson passed away Saturday, May 16. 2020.  He was the son of the late Floyd and Jesse O'Guinn Lawson. Survivors include his wife Carolyn G. Lawson a son and ...
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.