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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 27th, 2011

Banks

Annie Ruth Smith Touchton, 81, of Tifton, GA, formerly of Banks County, died Thursday January 27, 2011 in Tifton, GA following an extended illness.Born June 17, 1929 in Banks Count ...
Vernon Lee Fortner, 37, Maysville
Vernon Lee Fortner age 37 of Maysville passed away Wednesday January 26, 2011. The family will recieve friends Friday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home. Services will be he ...

Habersham

Carmel Inez Ash, 94, Cornelia
Carmel Inez Ash, age 94 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Friendship Nursing Home. Mrs. Ash was born March 9, 1916 in White County to the late Henry and Alma F ...

Hall

Dorothy Laxson Nesholm, 93, Gainesville
Dorothy Laxson Nesholm, 93, of Gainesville, formerly of Pompano Beach Fl and Seattle Washington, passed away January 27, 2011. Born in Minneapolis, MN, she was a Rockette at Radio ...
James Elmer Chastain, age 91 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at his residence. Memorial Park Funeral Home will announce arrangements at a later date. Memorial ...
Mary Lou Gilstrap Fuller, 84, Murrayville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00pm Sunday January 30 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Lou Gilstrap Fuller age 84 of Murrayville. The Rev. Dean Bryant, Re ...

Jackson

Jacob Dylan Book, 18, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jacob Dylan Book, age 18, of Commerce, who passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011. He was born on March 29, 1992, in Atlanta, GA, a son ...
Perry James Horton, 67, Jefferson
Mr. Perry James Horton, age 67 of Jefferson passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton Ga. 30548. 706-654-0966.

Lumpkin

Johnny Lee (Easy Rider) Gibbs, age 45, of Maysville, GA, died January 27, 2011.Mr. Gibbs was born in Gainesville, GA. He was a long haul truck driver. Johnny was preceded in death ...

White

Alfred Edward Smith, 89, Cleveland
Alfred Edward Smith, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Friendship Nursing Home in Cleveland, following an extended illness.Funeral services are sch ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Phillips (P.) Parks Duncan, age 78, of Cleveland. Mr. Duncan passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Northeast Geo ...
Willard Cantrell, 71, Cleveland
Mr. Willard Cantrell, age 71, of Cleveland, passed away, Thursday, January 27, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Cantrell was born in White County on March 31, 1940 to the late William And ...
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.