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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 31st, 2020


Marian Elizabeth Wildeboer, 76, Dawsonville
Marian Elizabeth Wildeboer, 76, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020.  Arrangements by Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.


Ashton Justice Lindsey, 37, Cumming
Ashton Justice Lindsey, 37, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020. A private family service will be held on a later date.  Condolences may be expres ...


Caleb Andrew Sparks, 37, Lawrenceville
Mr. Caleb Andrew Sparks, age 37, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020. Mr. Sparks was born in Hall County and was the General Manager of Speedway Fuel.&nbs ...
Ilya Vlad, 74, Lawrenceville
Ilya Vlad, 74, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Monday, August 31, 2020. Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 11 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Interment wil ...


Barry Mullinax, 64, Clarkesville
Barry Melvin Mullinax, age 64 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 31, 2020 following an extended illness. Born in Demorest, Georgia on Janua ...
Jean Marie Dyer, 62, Alto
Mrs. Jean Marie Dyer, 62, of Alto, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, ...
Betty Sue Poole Elrod, 87, Demorest
Betty Sue Poole Elrod, age 87, of Demorest, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020.  Born on July 23, 1933, in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late J.C. and Lol ...
David Kenneth Fowler, 67, Demorest
David Kenneth Fowler, age 67 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 31, 2020. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on August 31, 1953, he was a son of ...
Robin Miller, 54, Clarkesville
Robin Miller, age 54 of Clarkesville, passed away on August 31, 2020.   Born in Demorest, Georgia on October 2, 1965, Robin was the daughter of Jean Frye Miller and the ...


Lynndal Lee Floyd, 76, Oakwood
Mr. Lynndal Lee Floyd “Scruffy”, age 76, of Oakwood passed away Monday, August 31, 2020. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 13, 2020 in the Chape ...
Jack Thurmon Clark, Clermont
Jack Thurmon Clark died on August 31, 2020.  The family has requested that the funeral service will be private.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Salvati ...
Viola Bennett Marsingill, 101, Oakwood
Viola Bennett Marsingill, age 101, Oakwood, GA. passed away Aug.31, 2020 at the Northeast GA Medical Center.  She was born Feb. 14, 1919 to Guy and Fannie Bennett in Buford, G ...


Dolores "Dee" Ramsey, 90, Dahlonega
Mrs. Dolores “Dee” Ramsey, age 90, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 31, 2020. Mrs. Ramsey was born in Meigs, GA on March 8, 1930. She is ...


Randy Pierce, 53, Cleveland
Mr. Phillip Randy Pierce, 53, of Cleveland passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Septe ...
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.