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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 25th, 2020


Kham Phasavang, 59, Cornelia
Kham Phasavang, age 59, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Mr. Phasavang was born on October 10, 1960 in Laos to the late Phakong and Khong Phasavang. ...


Mr. Lesther Andoni Morales- Banegas age 26 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Saturday July 25, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Stanley Eugene Black, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Stanley Eugene Black, 72, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, ...
Margaret Latimer, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Margaret Latimer 72, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2 ...
Shirley McGowan Myers, 87, Gillsville
Shirley McGowan Myers, age 87, of Gillsville, GA passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020. Graveside Services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemet ...
Ruby Lee Voyles, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Ruby Lee Voyles, 82, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in the chapel of Memorial Pa ...


Dennis “DL” Lane Mealor, Sr., age 97, died peacefully at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 25. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 6 ...


Sandra Peters Hicks, 76, Loganville
Sandra Peters Hicks, age 76, of Loganville passed away in her sleep at home on Saturday morning, July 25, 2020.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday, July 28, 2020 a ...
Willis Wilbern Peels, 76, Milton
Mr. Willis Wilbern Peels, 76, of Milton/Alpharetta, Georgia passed away Saturday evening, July 25, 2020, after a decline in health. Willis was the son of the late Lester and Ellen ...


Michael Stapleton, 65, Cleveland
Michael Stapleton, age 65, of Cleveland passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020.   Mike, also lovingly called “Chief” by many was born in Coral Gables FL.  ...
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.