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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 28th, 2020

Dawson

James W. “Punch” Hammond, 77, Dawsonville
James W. “Punch” Hammond, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 28, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born December 29, 1 ...

Forsyth

Roger B. Tapleshay, 81, Cumming
Roger, age 81, was a loving husband and father.  He passed away peacefully July 28, 2020 with his family at his side.  His wife of 59 years Sue, his daughter Debra and hu ...

Gwinnett

Richard Stephen Dougherty, 85 yrs., of Buford, GA passed away July 28, 2020.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis Ann Dougherty, Buford, GA; daughters, Janice (Dou ...
James Alton Day, 78, Lawrenceville
James Alton Day, age 78, of Lawrenceville, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020.  He was a family man and loved watching his grandkids grow up. He was preceded in death by his p ...

Hall

Edward “Ed” Muschell, 89, Gainesville
Edward “Ed” Muschell passed away peacefully at his home in Gainesville on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. He was 89, born on January 11, 1931, in Cheboygan, Michigan, to Fred a ...
Mildred Brown, Gainesville, formerly of Atlanta
Mrs. Mildred Brown of Gainesville, Georgia formerly of Atlanta, Georgia passed July 28, 2020.    The graveside Celebration of Life Service will be ...
Gladys Massey Chandler, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Gladys Massey Chandler, age 89, of Gainesville, GA died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Chandler was born in Nicholson to the late C. Le ...
Roy Edward Graves, 72, Gainesville
Roy Edward Graves, 72, of Gainesville, Ga., died on July 11, 2020.  A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., August 1, 2020, on the lawn at W.R. Strickland & So ...
Ann Elizabeth VanAllen Holmes, 88, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Born October 20, 1931, in Staten Island, NY.  Ann is the daughter of the late Albert ...
Mrs. Alice Marie Andrews Kikta, age 92, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville.  Strong, resourceful, devoted t ...
Awa McDuffie Martin, 57, Gainesville
Awa McDuffie Martin, 57, of Gainesville, Ga. died on July 28, 2020.  A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at W.R. Strickland & So ...

Jackson

Michael Deland Cox, 70, Pendergrass
Michael Deland Cox, age 70, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia. He was born September 10, 1949 in Osceola ...

Other

Wendy Darlene Robertson 49, of Ellijay passed away Tuesday July 28, 2020. Born June 27, 1971 in Austell, Georgia to the late B. G. Davis and Johnny Robertson, she had lived in E ...
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.