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Local Obits for Tue. May 19th, 2020

Banks

Charles Benjamin “Ben” Rogers, age 80 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at his residence. Born on June 16, 1939 in Cartersville, GA, Mr. Rogers ...

Dawson

Bobby Hudgins, 67, Dawsonville
Bobby Hudgins, 67, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday May 19, 2020 at his residence following a period of declining health. Bobby was born May 10, 1953 to the late James and Che ...

Forsyth

Benson Roger Harper, 93, Cumming
Benson Roger Harper, age 93, of Cumming, GA passed away May 19, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny & Modean Harper, wife, Jeanette Priddy Harper, daughter, S ...

Hall

Waleska Robles, 60, Gainesville
Waleska Robles, 60, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday May 19, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday May 23, ...
Helen Jeanette Armour, 78, Flowery Branch
Ms. Helen Jeanette Armour, age 78, of Commerce, formerly of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at the Northridge Health and Rehab. Private Graveside Services were ...

Jackson

Joseph Stanley Kull, 60, Braselton
Joseph Stanley Kull, age 60, of Braselton passed away at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.  The family will receive friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, M ...

Other

Robert Gordon Dacus, 95, Mableton formerly of Dahlonega
Mr. Robert Gordon Dacus, age 95 of Mableton, formerly of Dahlonega, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Seasons Hospice following an extended illness. Funeral services are 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.