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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 30th, 2020

Forsyth

Sergio Lechuga, 52, Cumming
Sergio Lechuga 52, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 30, 2020. Service dates and times are pending. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangeme ...
Willene Fields Neighbors, 80, of Cumming passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020. Willene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister who loved her family and ...

Gwinnett

Joan Hartley Johnson Dyar, age 82 of Buford, GA, died Thursday, July 30, 2020 after a brief illness. Funeral Service will be held Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill ...
Kathleen Higgins Hamilton Waite, 94, Lawrenceville
  Kathleen Higgins Hamilton Waite, 94 yrs., of Lawrenceville, GA passed away July 30, 2020.  She is preceded in death by her parents, J. Earley and Drushia Haney Higgi ...

Habersham

Karen (Henderson/Burrell) Cantrell, age 73, of Cornelia, Georgia crossed over on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Memorial Service Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. ...
  Josephine "Jo" Cox Gunter, age 84, of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with The Lord on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Mrs. Gunter was born on February 12, 1936 t ...
Ronnie Daniel Huff, 70, Clarkesville
Ronnie Daniel Huff, age 70, of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Mr. Huff was born on September 13, 1949, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Dessie and Lenora ...
Jeffrey Scott Lewis, 35, Cornelia
Jeffrey Scott Lewis, age 35 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on June 12, 1985, he was a son of Eric Lewis of Cornelia, G ...
Todd Matthews, 52, Clarkesville
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 ...

Hall

John D. Harper, 89, Gainesville
John D. Harper, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with Jesus on July 30, 2020. He was born April 11, 1931 in Huntsville, AL. He was the son of the late Ben G. Harper, ...
William Edwin Stanford, 72, Gainesville
William Edwin Stanford, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020.                 ...
Flora Annice Border, 61, Gainesville
Ms. Flora Annice Borders age 61 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday July 30, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services are ...
Melissa “Missy” Ann Farmer, 59, of Lula, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 30, 2020, surrounded by her family. Services will be held 11:00 a ...
Katherine "Kit" Rogers, Gainesville
Mrs. Katherine “Kit” Rogers of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Kit was born in Miami, Florida to ...
Vernice Ann Smith, 57, Gainesville
Vernice Ann Smith, 57,of Gainesville passed away Thursday July 30, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday ...
Ricky Nelson Waters, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Ricky Nelson Waters age 62 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday July 30, 2020 following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday August 02, 2020 at ...
  Lena Mechelle Burrell Wright, age 49, of Clermont, GA has passed away after a sudden illness. Funeral service details are incomplete at this time, and are to be announ ...

Jackson

Ronald Cleo Ward, 76, Talmo
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ronald Cleo Ward, age 76 of Talmo, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, July 30, 2020.  Mr. Ward was born in Shirley, Arkansas ...

Rabun

Jack Suddath Short, 86, Clayton
Dr. Jack Suddath Short, age 86 of Clayton, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Jack was born in Cornelia, Georgia in 1934. He moved to Clayton, Georgia at th ...
John Lee Wyatt, 81, Dillard
  John Lee Wyatt, of Dillard, Georgia, passed away on July 30, 2020, his 81st birthday. Lee was born the son of the late Mertha Lee Wyatt and the late Beverly Gardner R ...

White

Sharon Varnadoe, 77, Sautee
Sharon Varnadoe, age 77, of Sautee, passed away Friday, July 30, 2020. Mrs. Varnadoe was born in Miami, FL to the late Frank and Lenora Driskell Woodhead. In addition to parents ...
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.