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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 16th, 2020

Forsyth

Mary “Cissy” Haywood Jackson, 81, Columbia, formerly of Cumming
On Thursday, July 16, 2020, Mary “Cissy” Haywood Jackson, 81, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away at Lexington Medical Center in Columbia, SC. Cissy was ...
Anne Barringer Sands of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 16, 2020. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. ...

Habersham

Horace Chuang, 86, Demorest
Horace Chuang, age 86, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Mr. Chuang was of the Baptist faith.  He was a retired math professor with t ...
Michael Harbold, 66, Alto
Michael Phillip Harbold, age 66, of Alto, Georgia, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Michael was born July 21, 1953 in Atlan ...
Jim White, 75, Clarkesville
Jim White, age 75, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Mr. White was born on September 10, 1944 in Moline, Illinois to the late Lowell and Ruth Whit ...
Sheila Fay Wilber, 61, Baldwin
Sheila Fay Wilber, age 61, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 16, 2020 after a six-month battle with lung cancer. She will be greatly missed for h ...

Hall

Wiley Heyward Coley, 88, Gainesville
Mr. Wiley Heyward Coley, age 88, of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday July 16, 2020 at Phoenix at Lake Lanier assisted Living following an extended illness. Private Funera ...
Rex M. Watson, 86, Gainesville
Rex M. Watson, 86 of Gainesville passed away Thursday July 16, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Watson was the son of the la ...

Lumpkin

John Joseph Anulies, 76, Dahlonega
John Joseph Anulies, 76 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on July 16, 2020. Condolences may be expressed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Cleveland Funeral Ho ...

Other

Minnie Neal Moore, 99, Danielsville
Minnie Neal Moore, age 99 of Danielsville, GA passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020 at her residence.   Born on June 17, 1921 in Carnesville, GA, Mrs. Moore was the daughter o ...

White

Homer Graham Thomas, 76, Cleveland
Mr. Homer Graham Thomas, age 76, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020. Mr. Thomas was born in Cleveland to the late Jody and Lula Mae Wood Thomas.  In addition ...
Virginia (Ginny) Young, 76, Cleveland
Virginia “Ginny” Young, age 76, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020. Mrs. Young was born on May 15, 1944 in White County to the late Louise Head Purcel ...
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.