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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 19th, 2020

Forsyth

Mr. Dennis George Byczynski 78, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Dennis is survived by his wife; Kay Byczynski of Cumming, Georgia. Children; ...
Sister Gloria Ann Gober Wallis has gone to meet The Lord on Saturday, September 19, 2020. She was born on August 18, 1943 to the late George and Mary Kate Gober. Mrs. Wallis was a ...

Habersham

Mrs. Jeanette Caudell Bradley Wilkins, age 90 of Martin passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020 at her residence. A daughter of the late William S. Caudell and Hattie Cobb Caud ...
Charles Eugene “Gene” Houston, age 82, of Alto, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020.  Born on April 14, 1938, in Nokesville, Virginia, he was a son of t ...
Jackson Royce Ingle, 16, Mt. Airy
Jackson Royce Ingle, age 16, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020.  Jackson was born on July 19, 2004, in Atlanta. He was currently attending Habersham ...

Hall

Patricia Lynn Corbin, 49, Gainesville
Patricia “Tricia” Lynn Corbin age 49 of Gainesville entered heaven Saturday Sept. 19, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Tricia was born December 28, 1970 ...
Mary Elizabeth Westbrooks, 92, Gainesville
Ms. Mary Elizabeth Westbrooks was born in Knoxville, TN to Frank Smith and Josephine Brown on August 15, 1928. She was reared in Cross Plains and Gainesville, Ga. Her primary ed ...
Sallie Gary Wilson, 77, Murrayville
Sallie Gary Wilson, 77, of Murrayville, Ga. died on September 19, 2020.  A Graveside Service will be at 2:00 p.m., on September 22, 2020, at Wauka Mountain Baptist C ...

White

Mark Allen Fillingham, 56, Cleveland
Mark Allen Fillingham, 56, of Cleveland GA passed away Saturday September 19, 2020 at Northeast GA Medical Center. He was a retired professional chef. Mark was born February ...
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.