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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 4th, 2011

Dawson

Cleo Swafford Bruce, 91, Dawsonville
Cleo Swafford Bruce, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 4, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Born October 9, 1920 to the late Carl and Mae Sw ...
Ernest David Bruce, 67, Dawsonville
Ernest David Bruce, 67, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 4, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Born May 31, 1944 to the late Lee and R ...

Habersham

George Joseph Harris, 79, Demorest
George Joseph Harris, age 79 of Demorest, passed away Friday, November 04, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Harris was born July 12, 1932 in Habersham County the son o ...

Hall

Joann Bales, 61, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. JoAnn Bales, 61, of Gainesville. Interment will follow at Alta Vista Cemetery ...
Paul Garland Seals, age 81, passed away peacefully at his home Friday evening, November 4, 2011, surrounded by family and friends and supported by Compassionate Hospice. Born in So ...

Jackson

Thomas Lee Whitsel, 72, Commerce
Mr. Thomas Lee Whitsel, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Friday, November 4, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Whitsel was born in Jackson County to the late Andy and Bell Roberts Whitsel. H ...

Lumpkin

Henry Homer Blackwell, 72, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Henry Homer Blackwell, age 72 of Dahlonega. Mr. Blackwell passed away Friday, November 04, 2011. Mr. Blackwell's ...
Thelma Barker Malone, 97, Dahlonega
Mrs. Thelma Barker Malone, age 97, of Dahlonega, GA, died November 4, 2011 at Gold City Convalescent Home.Mrs. Malone was a native of Millinocket, Maine and lived in North Palm Bea ...
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.