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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 24th, 2020


Cecil Eugene Moon, 63, Bethlehem
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Cecil Eugene Moon, age 63 of Bethlehem, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, August 24, 2020.  Mr. Moon was born in Duluth, Geor ...


Eloise Tinsley Tow Barnes, 88, of Cumming passed away Monday, August 24, 2020. Eloise was a generous, strong-willed and determined lady who grew up attending church and loved singi ...
Opal Elise Walls, 78, Cumming
Opal Elise Walls, 78, of Cumming passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Monday, August 24, 2020. Opal was a good Christian woman who loved her family, espec ...
Robert J. Sushka, 74, Cumming
Robert J. Sushka, 74 of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 from Covid-19. Bob was born May 31, 1946 in Martins Ferry, OH to Ted L. Sushka and Betty Scotka Sushka. He ...


Phillip Howard Coker, 64, Demorest
Phillip Howard Coker, age 64 of Demorest, passed away on August 24, 2020. Mr. Coker was born on October 1, 1955, in Habersham County, to Maeonia Coker and the late J.D. Coker.&n ...


Alvia Rose Cook, Gainesville
Alvia Rose Cook, of  Gainesville, Georgia, departed this life on August 24, 2020. Alvia Rose Cook was born in Atlanta, Georgia on November 11, 1934, to Joseph Samuel Cook a ...
Horace Shockley, 68, Lula
Mr. Horace Shockley age 68 of Lula, Ga passed away on Monday August 24, 2020 at his residence following a sudden illness.        Visitation w ...


Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jack Sullivan Davidson, Jr., age 66 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, August 24, 2020.  Mr. Davidson was born i ...


Kendrick Sein San U, 82, Athens
A celebration of life ceremony for Kendrick Sein San U, 82, of Athens, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 6pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Clarkesville, Ga.  Mr. San U ...
William Ray Ping, 20, Fort Valley
William Ray Ping, age 20, of Fort Valley, GA passed away Monday, August 24, 2020. He is preceded in death by his Papas Robert Dean Ping and Charles Trimble. He is survived by hi ...


Janet Pinson Haynes, 55, Sautee-Nacoochee
Janet Pinson Haynes, age 55 of Sautee, Georgia took her heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 24, 2020 at her residence. Born in Demorest, Georgia on August ...
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.