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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 12th, 2009


Bessie (Nanny) Samples, 90, Cumming
Mrs. Bessie (Nanny) Samples, age 90 of Cumming, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009. Mrs. Samples was a charter member of Cumming Baptist Church. She was totally devoted to her fami ...
Nola Lucille Lafon, 74, Cumming
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Nola Lucille Lafon, age 74, of Cumming, Ga. Services are to be announced.
Phillip Lee Warren, 61, Canton
Mr. Phillip Lee Warren, age 61, Canton, GA passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his grandson, Daniel Cart ...


Carlton Wilburn Stephens, 75, Gainesville
Carlton Wilburn Stephens, age 75 of Imperial Drive, NE, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.F ...
Harriett Newman Carroll, 96, Marrietta, formerly of Gainesville
Harriett Newman Carroll age 96 of Marietta formerly ofGainesville passed away April 12, 2009.Mrs. Carroll was born January 17, 1913 in Hall County to thelate Harvey and Margaret Me ...
Lincoln Monroe Buffington, 76, Gainesville
Lincoln Monroe Buffington, age 76 of Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medial Center following an extended illness. ...


James N. (Jimmy) Chamblee, 71, Dahlonega
On April 3, 2009, James N. (Jimmy) Chamblee, age, 71 passed away at his Dahlonega, Georgia home. Jim had lived with Cancer for 13 ½ years.Jim was born in New Haven, M ...
Julie Mason, 74, Dahlonega
Mrs. Julie Mason age 74, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday April 12, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Mason was born in White County, GA Feb. 12, 1935 and had li ...


Mr. William ( Billy) Westmoreland age 78 of Cleveland passed away Sunday April 12, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Westmoreland was born in Banks County the ...
Mr. William ( Billy) Westmoreland age 78 of Cleveland passed away Sunday April 12, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Westmoreland was born in Banks County th ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.