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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 18th, 2020

Banks

Johnny Dennis Parr, 56, Gillsville
Johnny Dennis Parr, age 56 of Gillsville, GA passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.   Born on July 19, 1964 in Commerce, GA, Mr. Parr was the son of Jerry Coe Parr and the ...

Forsyth

Betty JoAnne Higgins Stanford, 81, a life-long resident of Forsyth County went home to be with Her Savior Tuesday, August 18, 2020, following a prolonged illness. JoAnne is precede ...

Gwinnett

Dewitt Johnson, 69, Suwanee
Dewitt Johnson, age 69, of Suwanee, GA passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020. He was preceded in death by parents, James Lamar and Sarah Johnson; daughter, Melissa Johnson; grandson ...
Leroy Pruitt, 87, Buford
Leroy Pruitt, 87, of Buford passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Leroy loved the Lord and lived by his faith. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. Leroy ...

Hall

Lloyd Weldon Waters, 79, Tyler, TX, formerly of Hall County
Lloyd Weldon Waters, 79, of Tyler, TX passed away August 18, 2020 in Tyler, TX. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at New Haven C.H. Church ...
Maria Anita Carithers, 57, Gainesville
Maria Anita Carithers, age 57, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Hillside Gard ...
Mr. Thomas “Tom” M. Henderson, Jr. age 83 of Braselton, Ga passed away on Tuesday August 18, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services ar ...
Dennis Gordon Lieburn, 72, Gainesville
Dennis Gordon Lieburn, 72, of Gainesville, formerly of Racine, WI, died Saturday, August 15, 2020, after a long illness.  He is survived by his wife, Willie Dean Lieburn, h ...
Frankie Reed, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Frankie Reed, age 69 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a sudden illness.       F ...

Jackson

Mrs. Mandy Nicole Duffell Pendleton, age 46, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at her residence.  Mrs. Pendleton was born in Athens to the late, Dillard and Elizab ...
Robert Alan Kohler, 65, Braselton
Mr. Robert Alan Kohler, age 65, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August ...

Other

Robert “June” Cleghorne, age 74, of Colbert, GA entered the gates of Heaven on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.   Born on Oct. 25, 1945 in Commerce, GA, June was the ...

Stephens

Mrs. Ginger Marie Roddy Carter, age 44 of Brookhaven Circle, Martin passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at her residence. A daughter of Steven Roddy and Rhonda Davis Herron, sh ...

White

Rev. Vernon Winkler, 84, Cleveland
Rev. Vernon Winkler, age 84, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday August 18th, 2020. Mr. Winkler was born July 30th, 1936 to the late Gordon Winkler and Rachael Gilleland Winkler. ...
Connie Ray Palmer Schapansky Smith, age 82, passed away August 18th, 2020. Connie was a member of the Helen Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder. She Graduated fro ...
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.