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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 7th, 2020

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Jerry Neal “Papa” Cobb, 61, of Cumming passed away Friday, August 7, 2020. Jerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He was a hard ...
Millard “Big John” Walters, 93 years young peacefully passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020. He was born in Ellaville, Georgia on December 27, 1926.  He is surv ...

Hall

Mercedes Brittany Brackett, 28, Gainesville
Ms. Mercedes Brittany Brackett, 28, of Gainesville passed away Friday, August 7, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2020 in the chapel of M ...
Rick R. Abrams, 57, Murrayville
Mr. Rick R. Abrams, age 57 of Murrayville passed away August 7, 2020. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. To share a memory of Rick or a condolence with the ...
Mrs. Georgina “Gigi” Lynn Walls Clayton, age 55 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Richard Russell Hoffman, 70, Gainesville
Richard Russell Hoffman, 70, of Gainesville passed away August 7, 2020 at his residence. Services will be held at a later date. Born on November 7, 1949 in Salisbury, NC, he ...
Paul Ronny Martin, 67, Gainesville
Paul Ronny Martin, 67, of Gainesville passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m ...
Douglas Leonard Partain, 88, Gainesville, formerly of Royston
Douglas Leonard Partain age 88 of Gainesville formerly of Royston, passed away Friday August 7, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia medical Center, Gainesville. Mr. Partain was born N ...
Alan F. Pilcher, 71, Gainesville
Alan Futch Pilcher, 71, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, August 7th, 2020. Alan was born on August 1, 1949 in Dacula, Ga to RJ and Rosanna Pilcher, the second of their three chi ...
Bobbie Jean Thomas, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Bobbie Jean Thomas, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Private graveside services ...

Jackson

Grace Howard Adams, 85, Maysville
Grace Howard Adams, age 85 of Maysville, GA passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.   Born on March 22, 1935 in Gainesville, GA, Mrs. Adams was the daughter of the late Charlie Le ...
Billy Gathright, 74, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Billy Gathright, age 74, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020. A graveside service for Mr. Gathright will be hel ...
Syble Morrell Langford, 77, Nicholson
Mrs. Syble Morrell Langford, age 77, of Nicholson, GA passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral Services are ...

Stephens

Mary Lou Long Harvey, 84, Eastanollee
Mrs. Mary Lou Long Harvey, age 84. of Wolf Pit Road in Eastanollee, Ga. passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Paul and ...

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Gloria Ann Anthony, 65, Cleveland
Ms. Gloria Ann Anthony, age 65, of Cleveland, died at her residence on Friday, August 7, 2020. She loved her Lord and was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Cleveland.  Ms ...
Lela Pearl Crane, 87, Cleveland
  Mrs. Lela Pearl Crane, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020. Mrs. Crane was born in Fannin County to the late German and Evelyn Leo Painter Pittman. ...
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.