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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 8th, 2020

Dawson

Catherine B. Manier, 81, Dawsonville
Catherine B. Manier, 81, of Dawsonville passed away Monday June 8, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born August 16, 1938 in Forsy ...
David Wayne McCord, 41, Dawsonville
David Wayne McCord, 41, of Dawsonville passed away Monday, June 8, 2020, following a hard-fought battle with cancer. Born April 4, 1979, David was a lifelong resident of Dawson ...

Forsyth

Thelma Coylee Lamb, 93, Cumming
Thelma Coylee Lamb, age 93, of Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020. She was born January 6, 1927, to the late Lee and Callie Floyd. She was a member of Castleberry Baptis ...

Gwinnett

Antonio Lazarte, 82, Buford
Antonio Lazarte, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, June 8, 2020. He is survived by children, Julio Lazarte, Bay Shore, NY, Jorge Lazarte, New York, Freddy Lazarte, New Jers ...

Hall

Bill Randolph Wayne, 91, Flowery Branch
Bill Randolph Wayne, 91, of Flowery Branch, Ga. passed away on June, 8, 2020. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, of 55 years, Dorothy McDonald Wayne and his parents, Paul A ...
Charles Michael Beatenbough, Sr., age 92, passed away at his Gainesville, Georgia residence on June 8, 2020. Charles is survived by his wife of 70 years, Clara Camp Beatenbough, ...
Lamar Fleming, 78, Gainesville formerly of Buford
Lamar Fleming, 78 of Gainesville, formerly of Buford, Ga. passed away Monday June 8, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Friday at the Little Davenport Chapel, with the ...

Jackson

Frederick A. Trunk, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Frederick A. Trunk, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Mr. Trunk was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey to ...

Lumpkin

James Lewis Disspain, 79, Dahlonega
Mr. James Lewis Disspain, age 79, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, June 8, 2020. Mr. Disspain was born on August 5, 1940 to the late Rufus Henry and Margaret Geneva Rider Disspa ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.