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Local Obits for Sun. May 30th, 2021

Dawson

Jimmie Pearl Dees, 73, Dawsonville
Jimmie Pearl Dees, 73 of Dawsonville, GA passed away at her home on Sunday, May 30, 2021 after an extended illness. She was born in Gainesville, GA, to the late Armous Tate an ...

Gwinnett

Rabun Johnson, 84, Buford
Johnson, Rabun, 84, died peacefully but unexpectedly on May 30, 2021. He was predeceased by his parents, Foster & Sara Rabun Johnson and brother Foster, Jr. Born in Gadsden, AL ...

Hall

Virginia Hill Hopkins, 102, Gainesville
 Virginia Hill Hopkins, age 102, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021.                 Virginia Hill Hopkins wa ...
Jason Allen Ingram, 44, Gainesville
Mr. Jason Allen Ingram, 44, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021. Celebration of Life services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Hopewell Baptist C ...
John William McNeal, 88, Buford
After a long battle with multiple ailments, John William McNeal, 88, of Buford Georgia, also known as Mac and J.W., passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021. The son of the Reverend Nor ...
Lena Nichols, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Lena Nichols, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021.     A Celebration of Life service will be announced later at St. Francis ...
Kevin Clyde Tyre, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Kevin Clyde Tyre, 72, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announ ...
Christopher Tyrone Williams, 51, Gainesville
To everything there is a reason, and time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant and a plant and a time to pluck up that which is ...

Other

Helen Virginia “Ginny” Shands Sharp of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Virginia was born May 29, 1940 in Fort Myers, Florida, the eldest daught ...

Union

Jane Berry, 81, Suches
Mrs. Jane Berry, age 81, of Suches, GA passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021. Mrs. Berry was born in Mt. Vernon, GA on December 6, 1939 to the late Warren and Alma Morrison McDougald ...

White

Carolyn L. Franco, 81, Cleveland
Carolyn L. Franco, age 81, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Mrs. Franco was born on October 6, 1939, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Paul and Clara Mae Howa ...
Kristen Nicole Mitchell, 23, Cleveland
Kristen Nicole Mitchell, age 23, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Kristen was born on August 9, 1997, in Milledgeville, GA, to Jim and Tina Leaptrott Mitchell. ...
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.