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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 20th, 2020

Banks

Larry Wayne Ravan, 74, Lula
Larry Wayne Ravan, age 74, of Lula, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Mr. Ravan was born on May 17, 1946 to the late W.L. and Myrtleen Rogers Ravan.  He was a retir ...

Barrow

Rosa Lee Bailey Higgins, age 85, of Winder, GA passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020. She was preceded in death by husband of fifty-nine years, Grady Higgins; son, Eddy Lamar Holbr ...

Forsyth

Marvin Glen “Shorty or PeeWee” Jackson, age 75, of Cumming, GA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Marvin was born in 1945, to the l ...

Habersham

Lewis Canup, 90, Clarkesville
Lewis Canup, age 90 of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hiawassee, Georgia on February 16, 1930, Mr. ...
Chester A. "CA" Higgs, Jr., age 88, of Demorest, GA, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Mr. Higgs was born on October 8, 1931 in Conway Arkansas, to the late Ch ...
Jonathan "Jack" Lawhon, 87, Clarkesville
Jonathan "Jack" Lawhon, age 87, of Statesboro, Georgia formerly of Savannah, Georgia and Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Mr. Lawhon was ...

Hall

Mary Edith (Jenkins) Gillespie, 90, of Gainesville passed away Thursday August 20, 2020.  Mary was born on August 30, 1929 in the community of Corinth, in north Hall County, G ...
Margaret Virginia Harris, 84, Braselton
Mrs. Margaret Virginia Harris, age 84, of Braselton passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020. Private Services will be held by the family at a later date. Mrs. Harris was born D ...
Allyn Cleon Johnson, Jr, MD, 93, Gainesville
Allyn Cleon Johnson, Jr, MD passed away peacefully at his home on August 20, 2020 in Gainesville, GA, at the age of 93. Husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, physicia ...
Allyn Cleon Johnson, Jr, MD, 93, Gainesville
Allyn Cleon Johnson, Jr, MD passed away peacefully at his home on August 20, 2020 in Gainesville, GA, at the age of 93. Husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, physicia ...
Mary Greenway Crow, 73, Gainesville
Mary Greenway Crow, age 73, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020. She was born June 29, 1947 in Dahlonega, GA to the late Gordon and Nellie Mae Gravitt Green ...
Mr. Hal “Hal Bear” Jones Henderson, age 70, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his family.   A Memorial ...
Jerry Edward "Ed" London, 76, Gainesville
Jerry Edward “Ed” London age 76 of Gainesville passed away Thursday August 20, 2020 at his residence. Ed was born on December 31, 1943 in Cleveland to the late Hugh ...

Jackson

  Mr. Roy Franklin “Frank” Caudell, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, August 20, 2020 at his residence.  Mr. Caudell was born in Toccoa to the late Em ...

Lumpkin

Daniel Alvarez-Escamilla, 73, Dahlonega
Mr. Daniel Alvarez- Escamilla age 73 of Dahlonega, Ga passed away on Thursday August 20, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Joan Elizabeth Ledford Fitts, 59, of Dahlonega, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Mrs. Fitts was born on January 3, 1961, in Hall County, to the late John and Eunice Doc ...
J.D. Greenway, 92, Dahlonega
Mr. J.D. Greenway, age 92, of Dahlonega passed away on August 20, 2020. J.D. was born on December 15, 1927 to the late J. Wesley Greenway and Rachel Cora Arminda Long Greenway in D ...
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.