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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 13th, 2020

Forsyth

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, at approximately 11:30am, Heaven gained another beautiful Angel.  Mrs. Jeanette Black Langley passed away a week after suffering a stroke. Mrs ...

Gwinnett

William Autry Dunahoo, 88, Buford
William Autry Dunahoo, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Annie Mae English Dunahoo, Buford, GA; children, Rene Wilburn and ...
Minnie Ramey Tuggle, 92, Sugar Hill
Minnie Ramey Tuggle, age 92, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020. She was preceded in death by husband of forty-one years, Sam W. Tuggle, and daughter, Gelai ...

Habersham

Helen Mardell Jordan Armour, age 88, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on August 13.   Mrs. Armour was born on January 17, 1932, in Hall County, Georgia to the late Ernest ...
Betty Sue Knight Bryant, 82, Demorest
Betty Sue Knight Bryant, age 82, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Mrs. Bryant was born February 16, 1938 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late J ...
Brenda Joyce Morrison Franklin, age 68 of Mt. Airy, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on January 29, 1952, she wa ...
Roy C. Garrett, 80, Clarkesville
Roy C. Garrett, age 80, of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Mr. Garrett was born on June 24, 1940, in Union County, to the late William and Maudie Watkins ...
Imogene Ansley McConnell, 89, Mt. Airy
Imogene Ansley McConnell, age 89 of Mt. Airy, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Mt. Airy, Geo ...

Hall

Nancy Ophelia Carney, 87, Gainesville
Nancy Ophelia Carney, 87, passed away Thursday morning August 13,2020. She was the daughter of the late Frank Nicholson and Victoria Wilson Bailey. She served the Gainesville ...
James R. "Sonny" McIntyre, 81, Gillsville
James R. "Sonny" McIntyre, 81 of Gillsville  passed away Thursday August 13, 2020 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A lifelong resident of Hall C ...
Narcissus 'Nadine' Thompson, 76, Gainesville
Narcissus “Nadine” Thompson, 76, of Gainesville, Georgia, loving Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Sister and Aunt passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Northeast Georgia ...
Russell Hoyt (Piggy) Wells, 87, Gainesville
Russell Hoyt (Piggy) Wells, 87 of Gainesville, Ga., died on July 30, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Concord Baptist Church ...

Other

Bradley Allen Wheeler, 67, Lavonia
Mr. Bradley Allen Wheeler, age 67 of Tugalo State Park Road, Lavonia passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020 in Newark, New Jersey. A son of the late William Allen Wheeler and Bet ...

Stephens

Mary Payne Lomax, 93, Toccoa
  Mary Payne Lomax, age 93, of Toccoa, Georgia formerly of the Mud Creek Community went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 13, 2020 following an extended ill ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.