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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 18th, 2020

Forsyth

Pamela “Pam” Kaye Trotter, age 59, went to be with the Lord on July18th, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. Pam had an incredible sense of humor and an amazing s ...

Habersham

Roy Jasper Lingerfelt, 84, Clarkesville
Roy Jasper Lingerfelt, age 84 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020. Born in Lumpkin County on April 4, 1936, Mr. Lingerfelt was the son of the late William David ...

Hall

Col. (Retired) Webster “Bill” English, age 93, passed away on 7/18/2020.             Bill, and his wife ...
Celebration of Life services for Mr. and Mrs. McLemore, will be held at 11:30 am Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel in Gainesville, Georgia.  T ...
Drusella Dyer Roberts, 81, Gainesville
Drusella Dyer Roberts, 81 of Gainesville passed away Saturday July 18, 2020 Born in Forsyth County, Mrs. Roberts had lived in Jackson County for most of her life.  Mrs. Rob ...
Sherka Danielle Statham, 33, Gainesville
Ms. Sherka Danielle Statham was born June 18,1988 in Hall County, Ga. She departed this life and entered into the Kingdom of Heaven July 18,2020 at her home in Columbia, SC. She le ...

Jackson

Danny Edwin Payne, 65, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Danny Edwin Payne, age 65, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Mr. Payne was born in Duluth, Georgia, and was a ...

Rabun

Pamalee Menchetti Busick, age 70 of Clayton, passed peacefully Saturday, July 18, 2020, at home in her husband's arms. She was preceded in death her mother, Kay Gradsky; father ...
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.