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Local Obits for Tue. May 26th, 2020

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Melody D. Brockhoft, 59, Flagstaff
Melody D. Brockhoft, age 59 of Flagstaff, entered heavens gates on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. She was born in Los Angeles, California to Phillip R. Willocks and Beverly E. LaPisto Soll ...

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Darlene Childers Hartley, age 66 of Buford, GA, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020. A memorial service will be held Monday, June 1, 2020 at 1 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Crai ...
Master Jedidiah Jehiel Hernandez-Reyes, 6 months of Norcross passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020 in the chapel o ...

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Lillie Marie Lovell Barron, 99, Clarkesville
Lillie Marie Lovell Barron, age 99 of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Born December 4, 1920 in Batesville, GA Mrs. Barron was a lif ...
Carlos Lovell, Batesville
Carlos Lovell, age 92, passed away on May 25, 2020.  Carlos was born on January 20, 1928, in the Batesville community to the late Virgil Lovell and Lillie Kastner Lovell.  ...
Robert "Bob" Wells, 75, Alto
Robert "Bob" Wells, age 75, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Mr. Wells was born on October 12, 1944 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in deat ...

Hall

Robert “Bob” Petersen, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Robert “Bob” Petersen, 68, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date. ...
Janice Howington, 70, Murrayville
Mrs. Janice Howington, 70, of Murrayville passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, ...
Larry Savage, 74, Lula
Mr. Larry Savage, age 74, of Lula, passed away Tuesday, May 26th, 2020. Larry was born July 15th, 1945 to the late Harmon Savage and Althea Marie Cagle Savage. He was a beloved ...
Wanda Lee Nagel Scroggy, 89, Flowery Branch
Wanda Lee Nagel Scroggy, age 89, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Tuesday, May 26. No immediate services are planned, but celebrations of her life will be held in the near fut ...
John Wiley Stanley, Jr, Gainesville
On Tuesday May 26, 2020, John Wiley Stanley, Jr. was called to his eternal home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He left this world surrounded by his family and friends whether ...
DeWayne Thomas, 80, Gainesville
DeWayne Thomas, 80, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 ...

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Doris Ezzelle Mealor, 91, Maysville
  Mrs. Doris Ezzelle Mealor, age 91, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at The Oaks of Baldwin.  Mrs. Mealor was born in Commerce to the late Johnny and Julie ...
Jimmy Scott Mauldin, 76, Commerce
Mr. Jimmy Scott Mauldin, age 76, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Mauldin was born in Jefferson to the late William ...
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.