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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 19th, 2020

Forsyth

Leonardo Camacho Torres 13, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020. Leonardo is survived by his parents; Jose Antonio Camacho and Daniela Torres of Cumming, Ge ...
Jean Lee, 83, Cumming
Jean Hulsey Lee, Age 83, passed away June 19, 2020. She was born April 17, 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia. She is survived by brother and sister in law Jimmy and Louella Hulsey of Cummin ...
Mary Jane (Collins) Walsh (11/19/44-6/19/20) (Originally from Watertown, Mass) Loving wife of 51 years to James A Walsh Amazing mother and grandmother to: Jennifer Walsh (g ...

Hall

Michael Joseph Chorney, 60, Gainesville
Mr. Michael Joseph Chorney, age 60, of Gainesville passed away Friday, June 19, 2020. Private Services will be held at a later date. Mr. Chorney was born December 15, 1959 to ...
Ruby Jean Moore, 78, Gainesville
Ruby Jean Moore 78 of Gainesville passed away on Friday June 19.  The visitation for Mrs. Moore will be Thursday at Wimberly Funeral Home from 12-7pm. Mrs. Moore’s servi ...
Allen Paul Lyons, 60, Gainesville
Allen Paul Lyons, 60, of Gainesville passed away, Friday, June 19, 2020 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2 ...
Myrtle Lee O'Shields, 91, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Myrtle Lee O’Shields, age 91, of Flowery Branch, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, 20 ...
Gladys H. Meeler Stowers, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Gladys H. Meeler Stowers, age 88 of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Mrs. Stowers was born in Homer to the late, ...

Lumpkin

Bobby Chaffin, 68, Dahlonega
Mr. Bobby Chaffin, age 68, of Dahlonega passed away June 19, 2020. Bobby was born on June 11, 1952 in Atlanta, Georgia to Margaret Waters Chaffin and the late Eddie Andrew Chaffin. ...
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.