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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 20th, 2020

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Claudia Denice Rodriguez, age 43, of Winder passed Saturday, June 20, 2020.  Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, June 29, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.&n ...

Forsyth

Ruthie Abigail Pedarre, 10, Cumming
Ruthie Abigail Pedarre 10, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Ruthie was a student at Sawnee Elementary and loved animals. Ruthie is survived by her ...
Cloyse Edmond Hicks, 79, Cumming
Cloyse Edmond Hicks, 79, of Cumming passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020. A lifelong resident of Forsyth County, Cloyse was a retired truck driver and mechanic well known for his sk ...
Andrea Frances Tyler, 46, Cumming
Andrea Frances Tyler left this earth in peace to be with our Lord God Wednesday June 17th, 2020 at the age of 46 after her hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born June 18th ...

Gwinnett

Eric Kenneth Lindberg, 48, Suwanee
Eric Kenneth Lindberg, 48, of Suwanee, GA passed away suddenly Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Panama City Beach, Florida. Eric was born to Kenneth V. and Glenda Lindberg (nee Thomas ...

Habersham

Margaret Black Cruce, 90, Clarkesville
Margaret Black Cruce, age 90 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on July 7, 1929, Mrs. Cruce was the daughter of the late Thomas ...

Hall

Benny Allen, 80, Gainesville
Benny Allen, 80, of Gainesville, GA, died June 20, 2020. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, LLC, Gainesville, has charge of arrangements.
Hall Alexander Martin, 84, Flowery Branch
Mr. Martin passed away after a courageous multi-year battle with cancer on June 20, 2020. Hall Alexander Martin was born on February 8, 1936, just minutes after his identical tw ...

Jackson

Nancy Ruff Ward, 79, Commerce
  Nancy Ruff Ward, age 79, of Commerce, GA passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, Ernest Lee Ward; daughter, ...

Lumpkin

Consuelo Aguirre, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Consuelo Aguirre, age 77, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020. Mrs. Aguirre was born in Mexico on November 5, 1942 to the late Consuelo Mandujano and Guadalupe ...
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.