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Local Obits for Wed. May 27th, 2020

Dawson

Leon Tuck, 65, Dawsonville
Leon Tuck, age 65, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. He was preceded in death by parents, Hoyt and Vera Mae Tuck; sisters, Betty Brown,, Judy Hayes; and br ...

Forsyth

Virginia Lee Easley, 97, Cumming
  Virginia Lee Easley,97 of Cumming, Georgia passed away May 27, 2020. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funera ...
Juan Carlos Pizano, 31, Cumming
Juan Carlos Pizano, age 31, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Funeral service will be 1PM, Monday, June 1, 2020 with the family receiving friends from 11AM t ...
Hope D. Woods, 77, Cumming
Hope D. Woods, age 77, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on May 27, 2020. Mrs. Woods was a strong, dedicated, and loving mother. Her zest for life was her deep appreciation ...

Gwinnett

Mary Shaver Mitchell, 87, Buford
Mary Shaver Mitchell, age 87 of Buford, GA, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Ms. Mitchell has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Mary was born in Miami, FL and wo ...

Habersham

Beatrice Smith Ferguson, 86, Demorest formerly of Cleveland
Beatrice Smith Ferguson, age 86, of Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Cleveland, Georgia was promoted to her heavenly home on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Mrs. Ferguson was born on Sep ...
Bertha Jean Rebello Pontes, age 77 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Born in Swansea, Massachusetts on December 01, 1942, she was a daughter of the la ...

Hall

Lugene Glasper, Jr., 76, Gainesville
Mr. Lugene Glasper, Jr., 78, of Gainesville, GA passed away May 27, 2020 at his residence. Memorial services are scheduled for a later date. Mr. Glasper was born August 11, 1 ...

Jackson

James Harlan Shook, 72, Commerce
Mr. James Harlan Shook, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Shook was born in Clarkesville to the late Clyde ...

Lumpkin

Tucker Grizzle, 21, Dahlonega
Mr. Tucker Grizzle, age 21, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Tucker was born in Hall County on July 12, 1998. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfath ...
Douglas MacArthur Perry, 78, Dahlonega
Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home announces that SFC Douglas McArthur Perry, Ranger, age 78, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Mr. Perry was born on June ...
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.