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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 6th, 2020

Banks

Lanier Hubbard, 84, Lula
Lanier Hubbard, age 84, of Lula, passed away on Saturday, June 06, 2020. Born on November 22, 1935, in Lula, he was a son of the late Guy and Clara Scales Hubbard.  Mr. H ...

Forsyth

Warren Redding, Cumming
  Warren Redding of Cumming, Georgia passed away on June 6, 2020. The son of Charles and Tabitha Redding. A devoted and loving husband, father and brother. Radio Offi ...

Gwinnett

Tomeka Nicole Griffin, 39, Buford
Tomeka Nicole Griffin, age 39, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020. She is survived by her husband, Timothy Ralph, II; children, Navona Griffin, Alexander Griffin, ...
Kenneth D. Hopkins, 90, Dacula
Kenneth D. Hopkins age 90 of Dacula GA passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 6, 2020 following a brief illness. He was born on August 15, 1929 in Red Oak, GA and grew up in C ...

Habersham

James J. Franklin, 88, Cornelia
James Franklin, Jr., age 88, died in his home on Alto-Mud Creek Road on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on September 16, 1931, he was a son of the late James ...
Grace S. Karnes, 92, Mt. Airy
Grace S. Karnes age 92 of Mt. Airy, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on March 26, 1928, she was a daughter of t ...

Hall

Havil (Hayward) Hayden, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Havil (Hayward) Hayden 70 of Gainesville Ga departed this life Saturday June 6, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville. Mr. Hayden was born on April 25th, 1950 ...
Melvaree Wilson Edmonds, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Melvaree Wilson Edmonds left this life to begin eternal life in Heaven on June 6, 2020. Melvaree was a genuine lady filled with honor, inner beauty, grace, compassion and enor ...

White

Mike Bragdon, Cleveland
Mike Bragdon, who loved living in White County on what he happily referred to as “the mountain”, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020. He is survived by his beautiful ...
Michael Craig Bragdon, 66, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Michael Craig Bragdon, age 66, of Cleveland. Mr. Bragdon passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020.  Arrangements are inc ...
Robert James Greene, 73, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mr. Robert James Greene, age 73 of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020. Mr. Greene was born in Cuba, New York.  He is preceded in death by father, Grant Gr ...
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
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.