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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 1st, 2010

Banks

Juno O. Samples, 80, Homer
Juno Wilford Samples, age 80 of Homer, Georgia, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center due to an extended illness. Funera ...

Forsyth

Duane Hodges Simms, Jr., age 62, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2010 at his home. He was born in Atlanta on March 7, 1947 and is preceded in death by his father, Du ...
Farrell Miller, 88, Alpharetta
Farrell Miller, age 88 of Alpharetta, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010. Memorial Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2010 at Roswell United Methodist Church in the C ...
Peggy Ann Burgess, 77, Cumming
Mrs. Peggy Ann Burgess, age 77, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, January 1, 2010. She was a member of Deer Creek Shore Presbyterian Church and was proceeded in death by her hus ...

Hall

Annette Algard Haney, 73, of Flowery Branch, GA died at Northside Forsyth Hospital on January 1, 2010. Born in Atlanta, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie V. Webb. ...
Myrtice E. Foster, 83, Gainesville
Myrtice E. Foster, 83 of Gainesville died Friday January 1, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a brief illness. The family will receive friends on Sunday January ...
Wilma Juanita Yopp Dean, 87, Flowery Branch
Wilma Juanita Yopp Dean, age 87, of Flowery Branch, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. ...
Woodie Neal Byrd, 95, Gainesville
Woodie Neal Byrd, age 95, of Gainesville, Ga died Saturday, December 26, 2009. She is survived by her sons Randy (Celia Brawner) Byrd of Gainesville, GA, Donald (Jan) Byrd of San D ...

Lumpkin

James D. Thomason, NA, Dahlonega
James D. Thomason, died Janaury 1, 2010 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega.Mr. Thomason was born on January 11, 1923 in Arab, Alabama, son of the late Samuel and Tommie ...

White

Mrs. Minerva Ward, 90, Cleveland
Mrs. Minerva Eleanor Ward, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away Friday January 1, 2010 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home. Mrs. Ward was born May 30, 1919 in Washington, D.C. to the late ...
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.