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Local Obits for Wed. May 6th, 2020

Banks

Curtis Aubrey Brock, 72, Commerce
Curtis Aubrey Brock, age 72 of Banks County, GA passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at his residence following a lengthy illness.   Born on Aug. 16, 1947 in Toccoa, GA, M ...

Forsyth

Shirley A. Tindall, 84, Cumming
Shirley A. Tindall 84, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 6th, 2020. Shirley is predeceased in death by her husband; Asa Warner Tindall Jr. Shirley is survived ...
Oveline C. Westbrook, 80, Cumming
Oveline C. Westbrook, age 80, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. She was born in 1940, to the late Bill and Adar Gazaway. Oveline was a loving mother, grandmoth ...
Austin Gregory Caldwell, 28, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Austin loved artwork and enjoyed motorcycles and his favorite band 311. Survivors include his mother, ...
Jason Ronald Clauser, 54, Gainesville
Jason Ronald Clauser 54, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 6th, 2020. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonald ...
John LeCount Myers, 93, Cumming
John LeCount Myers, age 93, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 6th, 2020. A celebration of life service for John will be held on a later date. Condolences may ...

Gwinnett

Magdalena Pacurar, 75, Buford
Magdalena Pacurar, age 75 of Buford, GA, died Wednesday, May 6, 2020. A family graveside service will be held Friday, May 8, 2020 at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens. Madgalena was b ...
Carl Paul Dickey, 93, Suwanee
Carl Paul Dickey, age 93, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. A celebration of life will take place on a later date. Condolences may be expressed at ww ...

Habersham

Audrey Irvin Dills, 73, Clarkesville
Audrey Irvin Dills, age 73 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 06, 2020. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia at the Charm House on March 01, 1947, ...
Erin Rose Shanahan, 49, Demorest
Erin Rose Shanahan, age 49 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 06, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts on July 04, 1970, she w ...
Elainia York Smith, 53, Clarkesville
  Elainia York Smith, age 53 of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Born in Toccoa, Georgia on March 6, 1967 to Bobby and Beatrice Chitwood York of Clar ...
Sidney Lamar Tucker, 79, Clarkesville
Sidney Lamar Tucker, 79, formerly of Clarkesville, passed away May 6, 2020 due to complications from surgery. Born in Moultrie, GA on September 18, 1940, he was the son of the l ...

Hall

Lola Hamby Caples, 92, Gainesville
Lola Hamby Caples died on May 6, 2020 at the age of 92.  She was born February 6, 1928, and grew up in Dawson County, the fourth of Effie and Emory Hamby’s five children ...
Mr. Richard Herbert “Herb” Crain, 78, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Pruitt Lanier Nursing Home after an extended illness. A graveside service will ...
Charles Howard Haynes, 75, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Howard Haynes, age 75, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Due to the ongoing pande ...
Diane Thea Holman, 77, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Diane was born on May 2, 1943 in Thetford Mines, Quebec to Maurice ...
Keith “The Shootout King” Szabo, age 49, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020. A Celebration of Life Service will be held after the Covid-19 Pandemi ...

Jackson

Anthony Wayne Hawkins, 70, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Anthony Wayne Hawkins, age 70 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, May 5, 2020.  Mr. Hawkins was born in Gainesvi ...
Horace Allen Seagraves, 70, Nicholson
Mr. Horace Allen Seagraves, age 70, of Nicholson passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.  Mr. Seagraves was born in Commerce to the late, Horace and H ...

Lumpkin

Carlton “Eddy” Harris, Jr. passed away May 5, 2020 after a battle with cancer.  Eddy was born on April 29, 1955 in Shreveport, LA to Carlton and Patricia Harris an ...

White

Diane W. Bufford, 72, Cleveland
Mrs. Diane W. Bufford, age 72, of Cleveland, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Mrs. Bufford was born in Washington, Georgia to the late Lloyd “Charlie” and Mar ...
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.