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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 19th, 2020

Forsyth

Virginia Irene Morrow, 92, Cumming
Virginia Irene Morrow, age 92, of Cumming, GA passed away July 19, 2020. She was a devoted Christian and a loving mother to all. She is survived by her daughters & sons-in- ...
Douglas Alan Higham, 68, Cumming
Douglas Alan Higham 68, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Douglas is preceded in death by his father; Bruce Alan Higham, and his mother; Wayne Delores Hi ...

Habersham

Ruthelene Dixon McEntire, 88, Clarkesville
Ruthelene Dixon McEntire, age 88 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 19, 2020 following an extended illness. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on ...

Hall

William Thomas Dunigan, 78, Gainesville
William Thomas Dunigan age 78 of Gainesville passed away July 19, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Dunigan was born October 1, 1941 in Mannington, West Virginia ...
Betty Hendrix, 88, Gainesville
Betty Hendrix 88 of Gainesville passed away Sunday July 19th. Mrs. Betty L. Hendrix was born August 11, 1931 to the late Robert G. & Carrie ( Burdell) Thompson. She depart ...
Rainey Raye Lilly, inf, Gainesville
Rainey Raye Lilly, Infant daughter of Britt Michelle Bates & Josh R. Lilly entered heaven Sunday July 19, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Rainey h ...
Rev. Jerry J. Mauldin, 76, Gainesville
Rev. Jerry J. Mauldin, 76, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 ...
Lamar "Pig" Millsap, 70, Gainesville
Lamar “Pig” Millsap 70 of Gainesville died Friday service announced later. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.

Lumpkin

Florence Roberts, Dahlonega
Florence Roberts of Dahlonega died peacefully at home on Sunday, July 19, having suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease for some years. She met and married Paul Roberts her husban ...

Other

Joyce Davenport, 79, Atlanta
Joyce Davenport 79 of Atlanta passed away on Sunday July 19th. Professional Funeral Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.

Stephens

Roger Dale Jenkins, 65, Toccoa
Mr. Roger Dale Jenkins, age 65 of Skyview Lane, Toccoa passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020 at his residence. A son of the late Kermit ad Velma Smith Jenkins, he was born August 5, ...

White

Ethel Pauline Nation Arrowood Freeman, age 93, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Born in Cleveland, Georgia on February 22, 1927, she was a daughter of the lat ...
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.