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Local Obits for Sat. May 30th, 2020

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Larry Mason Mitchell, 70, Bethlehem
Larry Mason Mitchell, age 70, of Bethlehem, GA passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of thirty-nine years, Kathleen Gay Kennedy. Mr. Mitchell is ...

Forsyth

Kenneth Allan Douglass, 84, Cumming
Kenneth Allan Douglass, 84, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on May 30, 2020. He was a loving husband to his wife Rose Mary and proud father of Cindy, Ken and Mary Beth. Born in Br ...
Paul Lane Mitchum, 24, Cumming
Paul Lane Mitchum, age 24, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020. Paul was an inspiring young foreman with North Georgia Networking. He was excited about planning his ...

Gwinnett

Thomas Edmond “Eddy” Robinson, Jr., age 68, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, May 30, 2020 after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Ed Robins ...

Habersham

Ivy Hinds Clemons, 97, Clarkesville
Ivy Hinds Clemons, age 97, of Clarkesville, Georgia formerly of Cullman, Alabama, passed away on May 30, 2020 following an extended illness. Mrs. Clemons was born on October 31, ...
Nora Church Colston, 95, Demorest
Nora Church Colston, age 95, of Demorest, Georgia went to her Heavenly Home on May 30, 2020. Mrs. Colston was born on June 26, 1924 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Char ...
Martha Mae Stewart Smith, 82, Cornelia
Martha Mae Stewart Smith, age 82, of Cornelia, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Born on June 19, 1937, in Clarkesville, she was a daughter of the late Lee Roy and Myrtis M ...

Hall

Sara Elizabeth Batten, 77, Gainesville
Sara Elizabeth Batten, 77, of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2020.  Sara was born at home in Henry County GA to the late William Glynn and Ellen Pearl White Th ...
Wilma Darracott Hosch, 94, Gainesville
Wilma Darracott Hosch, age 94, died in Gainesville on Saturday, May 30, after a lengthy illness. She lived a long life as a daughter, sister, loving wife, mother and valued friend ...

Lumpkin

Mildred Norell, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mildred Norrell, age 79, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020. Mrs. Norrell was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born on May 23, 1941 to ...

Other

John Earl Albee, 81, Leesburg
John Earl Albee, 81, of Leesburg, Florida passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020 at home following an extended illness. John was born on December 20, 1938 in Augusta, Maine.  A ...
Anthony Clinton Thomas, 33, Danielsville
Anthony Clinton Thomas, age 33 of Danielsville, GA passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020 at his residence.   Born on Feb. 14, 1987 in Augusta, GA, Mr. Thomas was the son of Alb ...

Stephens

Gerald Marvin "Jerry" Wilkes, age 66 of Toccoa, Georgia, formerly of Madison County went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Born in Athens, Georgia on ...
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.