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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 27th, 2020

Dawson

Robert Ulysses Benson, 70, Dawsonville
Robert Ulysses Benson, 70, of Dawsonville passed away Monday July 27, 2020 following a period of declining health. Born August 29, 1949 in Huntington, Virginia, Robert had been ...
Richard Otis Wakefield March 29, 1923 – July 26, 2020 A great American passed away on Sunday July 26, 2020.  Richard was born on March 29, 1923 in Huntsville, Alab ...

Forsyth

Billy Richard Adams, 89, Cumming
Billy Richard Adams, age 89, of Cumming, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother and two brothers. He retired from MARTA as a bus ...
Sharon Patricia Kesler Chastain. July 5, 1943, Toccoa GA to July 27, 2020 Cumming, GA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, memorial services will be held at a future date, likely in b ...
Clint Steven Whittney, 56, Cumming
  Clint Steven Whittney 56, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonal ...

Gwinnett

Robin Yvonne Dunahoo Earls, 64 yrs., of Buford, GA passed away July 27, 2020.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Dunahoo and sister, Tereon L. Poole.  She is ...
Nettie Ruth Thompson Wood, 87, Sugar Hill
Nettie Ruth Thompson Wood, 87, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-two years, John William Wood; parents, Clare ...
Brandy Mewborn Hammett, 38, Lawrenceville
Brandy Mewborn Hammett, age 38 yrs, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on July 27, 2020.  She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Mewborn.  She is survived by her br ...
William “Slade” Petty, age 18, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Sue “Buttons” White; grandf ...
Christine Johnson Thomas, 66 yrs., of Buford, GA passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 .She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Thomas and parents, Frank and Bernice Pendland J ...

Hall

Jimmy Chastain, 64, Gainesville
  Jimmy Chastain, 64, of Gainesville passed away Monday July 27, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born November 18, 1955 to the late James and Vonnell Chastain, ...
Miss Courtney Mae Flanagan, 21, of Lula passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thurs ...
Bennie Joe Peck, Flowery Branch
Mr. Bennie Joe Peck of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed July 27, 2020.     Visitation will be held Friday, July 31 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Young's Funeral Hom ...
Ralph William Tolliver, 90, Gainesville
Mr. Ralph William Tolliver, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    &n ...

White

Jake Allen Chambers, 36, Cleveland
Jake Allen Chambers, age 36 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020. Mr. Chambers was born on September 30, 1983, in Fairview, Ohio, to Lee Chambers and the late Virg ...
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.