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Local Obits for Fri. May 8th, 2020

Gwinnett

Ann Norris, 80, Suwanee
  Ann Norris 80, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 8th, 2020. No Services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson. ...
Jewell Lynn Bross, 66, Pendergrass
Jewell Lynn Bross, age 66, of Pendergrass, GA passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020. She is survived by husband, Paul Bross, Pendergrass; sisters, Deborah Everts, Braselton, GA, Joan ( ...
Evelyn Robinson, 92, Suwanee
Mrs. Evelyn Robinson, age 92, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-eight years, Alfred Robinson. She is survived by ...

Habersham

Opal Omegine Jones Haynes, age 85 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020. Born in White County, Georgia on March 17, 1935 to the late Jiles Benson “J.B.” Jo ...
Say Phantharath, 64, Cornelia
Say Phantharath, age 64, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Survivors include her daughter, Donna Rider and Anthony, of Lula; son, Sinh Phantharath, of L ...

Hall

Cheryl Elaine Peterson, 63, Flowery Branch
Ms. Cheryl Elaine Peterson age 63 of Flowery Branch, Ga passed away on Friday May 08, 2020 at her residence following a sudden illness.     Memorial service ...
Eula Jean Martin Byers, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Eula Jean Martin Byers, 92, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 8, 2020. Private services will be held. Born on April 26, 1928 in Forsyth County, GA she was the daugh ...
Ms. Earline Davis Estep, 84, of Lula, passed away Friday, May 8, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness. No services are planned at this time. Born on September ...
Mrs. Addie Louise Roberts Godfrey, age 83, passed away on May 8, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  Funeral Services are scheduled for ...
Mr. Jimmie “Skip” Allen Howard, 72, of Lula passed away suddenly on Friday, May 8, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in th ...
Darlene O’Shields, 72, Flowery Branch
Darlene O’Shields, 72, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, May 8, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in the chapel of Memorial Par ...
Ronald D. "Ronnie" Robinson, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald D. “Ronnie” Robinson, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Mrs. Wanda Sue Flanagan Shubert, 69, of Clermont passed away Friday, May 8, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. No services will be held at this time. Born on May 28, 1 ...
Dr. James Robert Wright (Bob) Dr. Wright was born in Gainesville, Georgia in 1935 and died May 8, 2020 in Birmingham, Alabama. He grew up in Gainesville, the fifth of the seven ...

Jackson

Robert Francis Gaskins, 66, Jefferson
Robert Francis Gaskins, age 66, of Jefferson passed away Friday, May 8, 2020.  A service of celebration will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home ...

Stephens

Mrs. Bertha Louvenia “Vennie” Herring Stowe, age 82, of Eastanollee passed away Friday, May 8, 2020 in Cleveland, Ga. A daughter of the late Lizzie Mae Herring Morro ...

White

Wiley Adams Sanders, 79, Cleveland
Mr. Wiley Adams Sanders, age 79, of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away Friday, May 8, 2020. There will be no services at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later da ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.