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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 19th, 2021

Forsyth

Linda Watson Dixon, 69, Cumming
Linda Watson Dixon, age 69, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021. She was born in 1951, to the late John and Mildred Watson. Linda was a member of Cumming Second B ...
Billy Jean Sanders of Cumming, Georgia passed away on March 19, 2021.

Gwinnett

Howard Pattillo Duncan, age 92, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Lizzie Duncan; siblings, Clara Duncan Holcomb, Henry Dunc ...
Rex Eugene Downey, 64, Braselton
Rex Eugene Downey, age 64, of Braselton, GA passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Valorie Suites Downey and brother Ross. He is survived by h ...
Joann Brackett Marsingill, age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeff Marsingill, and her parents, Grover and Dorothy D ...

Habersham

Danny W. Brewer, 78, Baldwin
Danny W. Brewer, age 78, of Baldwin, Georgia went to his heavenly home on Friday, March 19, 2021. Mr. Brewer was born on December 18, 1942 in Habersham County, Georgia to the la ...
Deborah Laraine Canup Free, 71, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Deborah Laraine Canup Free, age 71 of Clarkesville, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, March 22, 2021 at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Powell officia ...

Hall

John Flanders Adams, 81, Gainesville
Mr. John Flanders Adams age 81 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday March 19, 2021 at Winder Barrow Medical Center in Winder, Ga.   Funeral services are scheduled ...

Jackson

Hershel Hill, 88, Commerce
Mr. Hershel Hill, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Friday, March 19, 2021 at his residence.  Mr. Hill was born in Carnesville to the late Hoke and Ludy Clark Hill.  He was th ...
Neville Alfred King, 80, Pendergrass
Mr. Neville Alfred King, age 80 of Pendergrass, Georgia, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 am Thursday, ...

Other

Jeremy Lamar Campbell, 37, Monroe
Jeremy Lamar Campbell, age 37 of Monroe, GA passed away Friday, March 19, 2021.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held 6:00 pm Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Lawson Funeral ...

Stephens

Dr. Robert Eugene Thompson, age 90 of Pine Valley Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021, at his residence. A son of the late Robert Lamar and Gladys Cooper ...
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.