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Local Obits for Mon. May 18th, 2020

Dawson

Johnny Lee Jinks, 55, Dawsonville
Johnny Lee Jinks 55, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away Monday, May 18, 2020. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. ...

Forsyth

Tony Holbrook, 57, Cumming
Tony Holbrook, 57, of Cumming passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020. He was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Linda Holbrook of Cumming; son and d ...
Kristin Dawn Thompson, 41, Cumming
Kristin Dawn Thompson 41, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020. Kristin is preceded in death by her father; Robert McBride. Kristin is survived by her lovi ...

Habersham

Carolyn Williams Canup, age 72, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Mrs. Canup was born on May 19, 1948 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Doyle and Sa ...

Hall

James Michael “Jimmy” Ware, Jr., age 51 of Oakwood, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at his residence. Private funeral services will be held    & ...
Joanne Glaze Butler, 76, Flowery Branch
Joanne Glaze Butler, 76, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, was surrounded by family when she went to be with Lord on Monday, May 18th, 2020.  Joanne was born on Decembe ...
Bobby Ray Garmon, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Bobby Ray Garmon, Sr. 69 of Gainesville passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Private services will be held. Born on March 6, ...
Patricia Nicole Passmore, 37, Flowery Branch
Patricia Nicole Passmore, 37, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton Campus. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. ...

Jackson

Ola Mae Greene, Jefferson
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ola Mae Greene of Jefferson who passed away on Sunday at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.  She was the daug ...

Other

Joseph (Joe) Anthony Persichetti Sr. was a devoted father of five and grandfather of eight, selfless servant of the community, veteran of the U.S. Army, and friend to all who met h ...

White

Major JD Short, Ret, 94, Cleveland
Major JD Short, Ret., fondly known as Jay, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020.  Jay was 94 years old and died peacefully at his home in Cleveland, Ga. of natural causes. J ...
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.