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Local Obits for Sun. May 24th, 2020

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Betty Ruth Nix, 88, Bethlehem
Betty Ruth Nix, age 88 of Bethlehem, GA, died Sunday, May 24, 2020. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Bryan Woo ...

Gwinnett

Carolyn Potts White, 84, Auburn
Carolyn Potts White, age 84, of Auburn, GA passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Vincent Lee White and Noah Tilton Samples, Jr. She is sur ...

Habersham

Margaret Ann Janesi Krennrich Margaret passed peacefully May 24th in her home in Alto, GA.  Margaret was preceded in death by husband, Robert; parents, Helen & Alexa ...

Hall

Hoyt Ronald Dixon, 76, Gainesville
Hoyt Ronald Dixon age 76 of Gainesville passed away Sunday May 24, 2020 at his residence.  Hoyt was born October 30, 1943 in Valdosta, Georgia to the late Rubin Hoyt & ...
Florine Fraser Elrod, 96, Flowery Branch
Florine Fraser Elrod, age 96, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mutt Elrod. Mrs. Elrod is survived by her daughte ...
Jeffrey Will (Jeff) Hall, 44, Gillsville
Mr. Jeffrey Will “Jeff” Hall, 44, of Gillsville passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 203 ...
Salvador Chavez Lerma, 75, Gainesville
Mr. Salvador Chavez Lerma, 76, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in the chapel of Memorial Pa ...
Hugh Allen "Al" Mize, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Hugh Allen “Al” Mize, age 66, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Emory Hospital Midtown following a brief illness. Graveside services ...
Raymond Garner Newell, 81, Gainesville
Raymond Garner Newell age 81 of Gainesville passed away Sunday May 24, 2020 at his residence. Mr. Newell was born May 27, 1938 in Gainesville to the late James & Charlotte B ...

Lumpkin

Linda Butler, 70, Dahlonega
Mrs. Linda Butler, age 70, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020.  

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Jane Thurmond Braswell, age 90 of Athens, Georgia died May 24, 2020.  Jane was born September 19, 1929 in Athens, Georgia.  Jane attended Clarke County School and North G ...

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Tony Lee Webb, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Tony Lee Webb, age 60 of 112 Maple Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Enoch and Barbara Collins Webb, ...
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.