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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 13th, 2009

Banks

Alline Wilmoth, 66, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Alline Wilmoth, 66, of Homer who died late Thursday afternoon at her residence. Born in Mammoth, OR, she was the daughter of the late Walt ...

Dawson

Lee Westbrook, 87, Dawsonville
Rev. Lee Westbrook, 87, of Dawsonville died Thursday August 13, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Born December 15, 1921 in Cherokee County to the late Ephriam an ...

Forsyth

Darla Diane Berry, age 71 passed away Thursday, August 13, at Northside-Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, Ga., after bravely battling complications from recent injuries. Born May 20, 19 ...
Jerry Richard Jones, 62, Trenton
Mr. Jerry Richard Jones, age 62 of Trenton, GA (formerly of Ball Ground, GA), passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009. He was a member of the Highland Rivers Program and was precede ...
Rita Jane Cox Mennell, 68, Gainesville
Mrs. Rita Jane Cox Mennell, age 68 of Gainesville (Forsyth Co.), passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009 after a courageous fight against breast cancer. Survivors include her husband ...

Habersham

Etheline Simmons Brady, 88, Baldwin
Etheline Simmons Brady, age 88, of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009, at her residence following a sudden illness. Born in Stephens County on May 26, 1921, she was the ...

Hall

Betty Head Grant, 84, Gainesville
Betty Head Grant, 84 of Gainesville, died Thursday, August 13. She was born to the late Clyde and Eunice head, December 14, 1924 in Flowery Branch, GA. She was reared by her aunt, ...
Francisco Mata Zuniga, 67, Gainesville
Francisco Mata Zuniga, age 67 of Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
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.