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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 28th, 2020

Forsyth

Mary Culberhouse, 83, Cumming
Mary Culberhouse, age 83 of Cumming Georgia, passed on Sunday June 28th 2020. Mary passed away in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by loved ones. Her memorial services are s ...
Gloria E. Perego, 80, Cumming
Gloria E. Perego, 80, of Cumming passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020.  A native of Forsyth County, Gloria was retired from Tyson Foods and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Sh ...

Habersham

Lucille Thompson, 96, Alto
Lucille Thompson, age 96, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, June 28th, 2020, at The Oaks, Scenic View, in Baldwin, Georgia. Mrs. Thompson was born on June 7th, 1924 in Corn ...
Horace 'Evans' Hunt, 82, Clarkesville
Horace “Evans” Hunt, age 82, of Clarksville, GA passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020. He was born on October 16, 1937 in Hawkinsville, GA. Horace retired from General M ...

Hall

Charles Jackie Hoffman, 81, Gainesville
Charles Jackie Hoffman, 81 of Gainesville, died on June 28, 2020.  Visitation is scheduled for July 1, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at W.R. Strickland & Sons, Cl ...
Barbara Bennett Jones, 87, Oakwood
Mrs. Barbara Bennett Jones, 87, of Oakwood passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Memorial ...
Jose Antonio Orellana, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Jose Antonio Orellana, 67, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, July ...

Jackson

William Julian McCranie, 89, formerly of Hoschton
Colonel William Julian McCranie, III, Retired United States Air Force, age 89, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Graveside Services will be 2: ...

Stephens

Mrs. Margaret Jones Andrews, age 90 of Toccoa passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of the late Francis and Allie Trogdon Jones, ...

White

Carol Ray Edge, 70, Sautee
Carol Ray Edge, age 70, of Sautee, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Mrs. Edge was born on February 19, 1950, in Athens, Georgia, to the late Tom and Dorothy Jones Maginnis. ...
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.