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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 7th, 2011

Forsyth

Gloria McMillan, 83, Cumming
Mrs. Gloria McMillan, age 83 of Cumming, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011. She was a longtime resident of Forsyth County and was a bailiff with the Forsyth County Judicial Cour ...
Linda Taylor, 56, Cumming
Linda Taylor, 56, of Cumming passed away Friday January 7, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness.Born April 4, 1954 in Dawson County, she lived a number ...

Habersham

Charles Preston King, 65, Cornelia
Charles Preston King, age 65 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, January 07, 2011, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Hall County on September 01 ...
Dolph Leland "Sonny" Spittler, Jr., 78 of Cornelia, died, January 7, 2011. He is preceded in death by a daughter and sister. Survivors include his daughters: Jeanine C ...

Hall

Beverly M. Sandefur, 62, Canton
Beverly M. Sandefur, age 62 of Canton, passed away peacefully Friday, January 7, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband, James Sandefur Sr.; children, Lynn and Stanley Evans ...
Donald Tallent, 79, Flowery Branch
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donald Tallent, age 79, Flowery Branch, who passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011. Funeral Services are pending at this time. Evans F ...
Jeanne Dupont Strickland, 82, Gainesville
Jeanne Dupont Strickland, 82 of Gainesville died January 7, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following and extended illness. A Memorial Mass is set for 11:00 am Tuesday, Ja ...
Lorraine Holden, 83, Gainesville
Lorraine Irene Blaha Holden, 83, of Gainesville passed away Friday January 7, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Private memorial services will ...
Nancy Ann Smith, 45, Gainesville
Nancy Ann Smith, age 45, of Gainesville, Ga died Fri. 1/7. Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Sheila McNally Bergen, 92, Gainesville
Sheila McNally Bergen, 92, of Gainesville passed away January 7, 2011.Mrs. Bergen lived in Winter Park, Florida from 1959 through 2005 and was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholi ...
Shirley Raymond Fricks, 91, Gainesville
Shirley Raymond Fricks, age 91, formerly of Atlanta, Georgia, died on Friday, January 7, 2011 at Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville, Georgia, after a prolonged illness. She was bo ...

Lumpkin

Garner Franklin Hester, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Garner Franklin Hester, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, January 7, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.Garner was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...
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.