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Local Obits for Thu. May 28th, 2020

Forsyth

Bohdan Petryk, 89, Cumming
Bohdan Petryk, age 89, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020. Bohdan was born in Zolochiv, Ukraine on May 15, 1931. He proudly served in the United States Army during ...

Gwinnett

Clarence Sherley Hood, 91, Stone Mountain
Clarence Sherley Hood, age 91, of Stone Mountain, GA, died Thursday evening, May 28, 2020 with his daughter by his side.  A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 2, 202 ...
Richard A. Mechler, 85, Buford
Richard A Mechler was born June 12, 1934.  He was raised in Victor, NY and later moved to Webster, NY. He worked for Mobil Oil for 18 years as a driver and then as a superviso ...

Hall

Maria Gomez, 74, Gainesville
Mrs. Maria Gomez, 74, of Gainesville, GA passed away on May 28, 2020 after a battle with an extended illness. Memorial Services are scheduled for Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 2:30 ...
Ila Bell Martin, 92, Gainesville
Ila Bell Martin, age 92, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in 1928, to the late Starling and Ha ...
Dessie Mae Passmore, 93, Gainesville
Dessie Mae Passmore age 93, of Gainesville entered into heaven Thursday May 28, 2020 at her residence. Mrs. Passmore was born February 5, 1927 in Gainesville to the late Hubert ...
Debbie Saari, 59, Gainesville
Debbie Saari of Gainesville, GA passed away at her home on May 5, 2020. Debbie was born on January 19, 1961 in Bronx, NY to John and Ann Saari. Debbie went to Forest Park High S ...

Jackson

Sarah Barnett Gee, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Sarah Barnett Gee, age 84 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, May 28, 2020.  Mrs. Gee was born in Jefferson, G ...

White

Herbert Lee Alexander, 78, Cleveland
Herbert Lee Alexander, age 78 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday May 28, 2020. Mr. Alexander was born on March 31, 1942, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Coy and Thelma Goss A ...
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.