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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 21st, 2020

Banks

Jewell Pritchett, 87, Lula
  Jewell Pritchett, age 87 of Lula, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020. Born on October 17, 1932, in Lula, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Elzie Felton an ...

Dawson

Frances Hazel Jeanette Fields, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Monday, September 21, 2020. Hazel was born July 6, 1935 in Cumming and was a devoted Child of God. Hazel was a loving ...

Forsyth

Martha Bedingfield, 93, Cumming
Martha Bedingfield 93, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020. A celebration of life service will be held on a later date at St. Brendan Catholic Church. ...
Glennis Pearl Dale, 75, Cumming
Mrs. Glennis Pearl Dale, 75, of Cumming passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Septe ...

Gwinnett

Sylvia Jan Waits Dean, 82, Dacula
Mrs. Sylvia Jan Waits Dean, 82, of Dacula passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton Campus. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p. ...
Luther Lee Hanson, 87, Buford
Luther Lee Hanson, age 87 yrs. of Buford, GA passed away September 21, 2020.  He is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Lucille Loving Hanson; parents, Leon and Izella ...

Habersham

Kaye Nell Gaddis Purcell, 80, Demorest
Kaye Nell Gaddis Purcell,  age 80, of Demorest, Georgia , went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 21, 2020, following an extended illness. Mrs. Purcell was born on Ju ...
Tim Holcomb, 67, Demorest
Tim Holcomb, age 67 of Demorest, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020. Born on May 6, 1953, in Gainesville, Georgia, he was the son of Barbara Reed Holcomb of Cornelia and ...

Hall

Betty Jo Aycock Adams, 86, Flowery Branch
Betty Jo Aycock Adams, age 86, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald E. Adams, and son-in-law, Charles T ...
Rodolfo Huizar -Campa, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Rodolfo Huizar -Campa, 85, of Gainesville passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesda ...
Vicitacion Bonilla, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Vicitacion Bonilla, 69, of Gainesville passed away Monday, September 21, 2020. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Friday, September 25, 2020 fr ...
Milton Major Martin, SR, 91, Gainesville
Milton Major Martin, Sr., 91, of Gainesville, Georgia, went home to meet his Savior on Monday, September 14, 2020. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Milton, Sr. was the son of sh ...

White

Bonnie Bernice Lovell, 97, Cleveland
Bonnie Bernice Lovell, age 97 of Cleveland, went home to be with the Lord Monday, September 21, 2020. Bernice was born in Young Harris, Georgia to the late Homer and Cora Alexan ...
Michael "Terry" Watkins, 62, Cleveland
Michael “Terry” Watkins, age 62, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020. Mr. Watkins was born on July 20, 1958, in Hall County, to the late Rev. Wil ...
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.