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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 27th, 2021

Dawson

Regina L. Pixley, 67, Dawsonville
Regina L. Pixley, 67 of Dawsonville, GA passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 27, 2021.  Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at ...
David Michael Akin, 57, Dawsonville
Mr. David Michael Akin, age 57, of Dawsonville, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021.  Mr. Akin was born on October 16, 1963 and is preceded in death by his mother, Della Akin ...
Leland Garrett, 89, Dawsonville
Leland Garrett, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday June 27, 2021 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born April 28, 1932 to the late Ernest and Lula Garr ...

Forsyth

Marcus (Marc) Eugene Gunter, 75, of Forsyth County passed Sunday, June 27, 2021. Marc was very active in the Atlanta Post-Polio Association, serving for 6 years as a member of thei ...

Gwinnett

Gerardo Mondragon Villafuerte, age 28, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021. He is survived by his father, Domingo Mondragon; mother, Juana Villafuerte; sister, Melis ...

Habersham

Bobby Wayne Johnson, age 43, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021. No Formal Services are planned at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitfield Fun ...
Harold Lonzo Wood, 91, Clarkesville
  Harold Lonzo Wood, 91, Born May 27, 1930 retired from life June 27, 2021.  He was the son of the late, Lester Paul and Allie Burroughs Wood of Commerce, Georgia ...

Hall

Nancy R. Forrester, 82, Gainesville
Nancy R. Forrester, 82 of Gainesville passed away Sunday June 27, 2021. Nancy was born January 15, 1939 in Lula, GA to the late Enos and Alice Smith.   Her beloved husba ...
Douglas R. Newhouse, 94, Gainesville
Douglas R. Newhouse, 94 years of age and resident of Gainesville passed away Sunday June 27, 2021.  He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Alice B. Newhouse; daughter; Gail B ...

Jackson

Sarah Frances Borders, 92, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Sarah Frances Borders, age 92 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, June 27, 2021.  Mrs. Borders was born in ...
Shawn Johnson, 42, Jefferson
Shawn Johnson, age 42, of Jefferson, GA passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his father Donald H. Johnson.  He is survived by his wife, Missy B ...

Other

Gloria Jean Morgan, 79, Watkinsville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Gloria Jean Gibson Morgan, age 79, of Watkinsville, Georgia, who entered into Heavenly rest on Sunday, June 27, 2021. Mrs. Morgan was ...

White

Paul "Paw Paw" Chastain, 84, Cleveland
Paul “PawPaw” Chastain, age 84, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021. Mr. Chastain was born on August 22, 1936, in Rainbow Springs, North Carolina, to ...
Leo LaVinka, 86, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Leo LaVinka, age 86, of Cleveland.  Mr. LaVinka passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021.  Arrangements are incomple ...
Leo Robert LaVinka, 86, Cleveland
Mr. Leo Robert LaVinka, age 86, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021. Mr. LaVinka was born in Live Oak, FL to the late Leo and Edna Huffman LaVinka.  In addition ...
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.