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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 8th, 2020


Tamika Latrece Manes, 44, Cumming
  Tamika Latrece Manes 44, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020. Tamika is survived by her loving husband; Christopher Manes of Cumming, Georgia. ...


Barbara Ann Loving, 84, Buford
Barbara Ann Loving, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020. She was preceded in death by parents, Jack and Lizzie Hanson Loving; sisters, Lucille Loving Hanson, ...
Lucille “Lucy” Forbes Clark, age 87, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020. She was preceded in death by husband of sixty-three years, Robert L. Clark, Jr. ...
Ruth B. Leonard, 87, Lawrenceville
Ruth B. Leonard, age 87, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.   She was born in Carrollton, Georgia to the late Troy and Eunice Burks. In ...


Timothy P. “Tim” Rider, 48, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away Wednesday July 8, 2020 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born June 30, 1972, he was a native ...


Sarah N. Robertson, 82, Gainesville
Sarah N. Robertson 82 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday July 8th. The visitation for Mrs. Robertson will be Sunday July 12th at Wimberly Funeral Home between the hours of 12p ...
William Bill Rucker, 73, Gainesville
William Bill Rucker was born June 30, 1947 and he departed this life on July 8, 2020. He was born to the late Mr. Dorsey Rucker and Mrs. Francis Rucker. He is preceded in death by ...


James E. Smith, 73, Commerce
James E. Smith, age 73 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at his residence.   Born on March 16, 1947 in Jefferson, GA, Mr. Smith was the son of the late ...


Michael Lynn Foster, 63, Lithonia
Michael Lynn Foster, age 63, of Lithonia, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Foster and brother, David Foster. He is survived b ...


Ima Jean Underwood, 85, Cleveland
Ima Jean Underwood age 85 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Gateway Nursing Home. Mrs. Underwood was born October, 15th 1934 to the late William Westmoreland a ...
Vallon William Summerour, 70, Cleveland
Vallon William Summerour, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Mr. Summerour was born February 21, 1950 to the late William Summerour and Ethel Richardson S ...
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.