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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 31st, 2010

Dawson

Skylar Blake Thompson, 1, Dawsonville
Skylar Blake Thompson, age 1, of Dawsonville, passed away December 31, 2010. He is survived by his parents, Justin and Megan Thompson of Dawsonville; grandparents, Joey Hodges and ...

Forsyth

Willie Holbert Roper, age 89 of Forsyth County, passed away December 31, 2010. Mr. Roper was a veteran of WWII and retired from Wilson's (Tyson). He was the eldest member of ...

Gwinnett

Florence Mae Fossett, 70, Lawrenceville
Florence Mae Fossett, age 70, of Lawrenceville, GA, died on Friday, December 31, 2010, following an extended illness. Her body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held M ...

Habersham

Frances Chapman Reid, 89, Demorest
Frances Chapman Reid, age 89, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Reid was born on October ...

Hall

Annie Belle Slaton, 93, Dawsonville
Annie Belle Slaton, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Friday December 31, 2010 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a period of declining health.Born August 1, 1917 to the late Jo ...
Barbara Ellen Chambers, 81, Gainesville
Barbara Ellen Chambers, 81, of Gainesville passed away Friday December 31, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Complete arrangements to be announced later.
Doris L. Edwards, 94, Oakwood
Doris L. Edwards, age 94, of Oakwood passed away Friday, December 31, 2010 at her residence after a brief illness.Doris was a Lifelong member of Oakwood First United Methodist Chur ...
Dorothy Sue Jones, 62, Flowery Branch
Dorothy Sue Jones, age 62 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Linda Ross, 60, Gainesville
Linda Ross, age 60 of Gainesville, GA died Fri 12/31/10. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Walter Hugh Chastain, 77, Marietta
Walter Hugh Chastain, age 77 of Marietta, passed away December 31, 2010. Mr. Chastain was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Ana Rotger Chastain of Mar ...

Jackson

Donald Dwight Porter, 81, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donald Dwight Porter Sr., age 81, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010. Mr. Porter was born on December 3, 1 ...
Mildred Frances Potts, 91, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mildred Frances Potts Hunt, age 91, of Athens, GA, passed away on December 31, 2010. Mrs. Hunt was born on January 31, 1919 in Ja ...

White

Ruby Correne Henry, 88, Cleveland
Ruby Correne Henry, age 88 of Helen, passed away Friday, December 31, 2010 at Sunrise Senior Living at Five Forks. Mrs. Henry was born May 12, 1922 in Franklin County to the late E ...
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.