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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 1st, 2020

Forsyth

Frank V. Janik, 82, Cumming
Frank V. Janik, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Monday, June 1st, 2020, peacefully at home. He was born November 6th, 1937, in Niagara Falls, NY. He was the only child of Fr ...
Charlotte Bennett Skinner, 76, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, June 1, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, John D. And Madge Bennett; brothers, J.T., Fo ...
Edward Lamar Garrett, 77, Cumming
Edward Lamar Garrett, age 77, of Cumming, GA passed away June 01, 2020. He was a native of Cumming, GA and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He is survived by his niece &am ...

Gwinnett

J. Jerome “Jerry” Rogers, age 84 of Buford, GA, died Monday, June 1, 2020. Mr. Rogers will be interred Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 11 AM at Memorial Park South Cemetery, ...

Hall

Danny Ralph Kirby, 73, Murrayville
Mr. Danny Ralph Kirby age 73 of Murrayville, passed away on Monday June 01, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness.   Graveside services are scheduled for ...
James Lee Scroggs, 69, Gainesville
Mr. James Lee Scroggs, 69, entered into heaven peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Monday, June 1, 2020 following an extended battle with cancer. Funeral services ...
Mary Frances Reed Cochran, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Frances Reed Cochran, 93, of Gainesville died on Monday June 1, 2020 following an extended illness. A Memorial Service will be held at Little Davenport Chapel on Thur ...
Jean Mayes Cornett, 79, Gainesville
Jean Mayes Cornett, age 79, “Mama Jean” passed away at home with family on June 1, 2020. Jean is predeceased by her father, Capt. Albert C. Mayes, mother, Nina (Crum ...

Jackson

Jane Johnson, 78, Braselton
 Jane Johnson, age 78, of Braselton passed away Monday, June 1, 2020.  Funeral service to be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  Pa ...
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.