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Local Obits for Mon. May 25th, 2020

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Harley S. Shirley, 101, Winder
Harley S. Shirley, age 101, of Winder passed away Monday, May 25, 2020.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  Past ...

Habersham

Jean Townsend Mote, 73, Demorest
Jean Townsend Mote, age 73 of the Habersham Mills Community, Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 25, 2020 at her residence following an extended illnes ...
Vernell Doretha Sweat, 91, Cornelia
Mrs. Vernell Doretha Sweat, age 91, of Cornelia passed away Monday, May 25, 2020 at The Oaks at Scenic View. Graveside Services will take place at a later date. Mrs. Sweat wa ...
Carolyn Ann Moore, 71, Demorest
Carolyn Ann Moore, age 71, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Private Graveside Services will be held at Yonah Memorial Gardens. In lieu ...
Florence Whisenant Sands, 80, Clarkesville
Florence Whisenant Sands, age 80 of Clarkesville, passed away May 25, 2020. Born in Clarkesville on June 18, 1939, Mrs. Sands was the daughter of the late Buford Whisenant and t ...

Hall

Virginia Dessie Ivey, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia Dessie Ivey, 86, of Gainesville passed away Monday, May 25, 2020 following an extended illness. A graveside service will be held at in Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. ...
Hope Treu, 87, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Hope Treu, age 87, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, May 25, 2020 at The Retreat of Buford, surrounded by her family. A Private Entombment will take place at Memorial P ...

Lumpkin

Marcia Lynn Hope, 59, Dahlonega
Mrs. Marcia Lynn Hope, age 59, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, May 25, 2020. Mrs. Hope was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born on July 23, 1960. Mrs. ...

Other

Tommy Harold Estes, 72, Ball Ground
Mr. Tommy Harold Estes, age 72, of Ball Ground, GA passed away Monday, May 25, 2020. Mr. Estes was born on January 21, 1948 to the late Dozier and Tina Norton Estes. In addition ...

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Elaine S. Carter, 86, Cleveland
Mrs. Elaine S. Carter, age 86, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2020. Mrs. Carter was born to the late Joseph Andrew and Crew Click Sensabaugh. In additio ...
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.