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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 22nd, 2011

Dawson

Robert P. Sparrow, 84, Dawsonville
Robert P. Sparrow, 84, of Dawsonville passed away quietly on Saturday January 22, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his family.Born January 24, 1926 in Smyrna, Georgia to the lat ...

Forsyth

Bonnie "Marie" Wilson, 78, Cumming
Bonnie "Marie" Wilson, age 78, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband Leon Wilson and daughters Kathy and Patty Wils ...

Habersham

Anna Stewart Byrd, 62, Cornelia
Anna Stewart Byrd, 62, of Cornelia, GA, died Saturday January 22, 2011 at the Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.Born May 3, 1948 in Banks County she was a d ...
William L. Fain, 67, Demorest
William L. Fain, age 67, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.Mr. Fain was born on December 19, 1943, i ...

Hall

Annie Sullens, 69, Gainesville
Annie Sullens, 69, of Gainesville passed away Saturday January 22, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 2 ...
Ben H. Voyles, 75, Douglasville
Ben H. Voyles, 75, of Douglasville passed away Saturday January 22, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Born September 9, 1935 in Dawson County to the late Lewis an ...
Bryant W. "Tex" Smith, 82, Elberton
Mr. Bryant W. "Tex" Smith, Sr., age 82, of Elberton, formerly of Cumming, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011. Mr. Smith was born January 18, 1929 in DeQueen, AR and ...
William Henry "Edwin" Elliott was born June 18, 1922 in Dawson County, GA and moved to Hall County at age 9.Edwin accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at age 14, ...

Rabun

James V. (Jim) Pleasants, 74, St. Simons
James V. (Jim) Pleasants, 74, of St. Simons Island, GA died January 22, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Pleasants was born on August 17, 1936 in Tiger, Georgia. He graduated from Rabun C ...
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.