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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 8th, 2011

Dawson

Douglas Dillard Jones, 45, Dawsonville
Douglas Dillard Jones, age 45, of Dawsonville, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2011. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was a former Special Education school bus dri ...
Donnie and Jacquelyn "Jackie" Johnson of Dawsonville passed away February 5, 2011 at their residence.Donnie was born March 12, 1948 in Atlanta to the late Harris and Dixi ...

Gwinnett

Anne Kilgore Saunders, 82, Lawrenceville
Anne Kilgore Saunders, age 82 of Lawrenceville, GA died Tuesday, February 8, 2011after a brief illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Hami ...

Habersham

Florence Grist Dillard, 97, Dillard
Florence Grist Dillard, 97, of Dillard, GA, went home to be with the Lord on February 7, 2011 at her residence. She was born January 27, 1914 in Dillard, Georgia and was the daught ...
Rebecca Lynne Simmons, 38, Baldwin
Rebecca Lynne "Becky" Hodges Simmons age 38, of Baldwin, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at her residence.Born in Hall County on June 04, 1972, she was the daughter ...

Hall

John Barnard Law Jr., Gainesville
John Barnard Law Jr., born January 9th 1935, died from a blood infection February 8th 2011. John was a true Georgia native being born in Atlanta; he attended Morningside Elementary ...
Marcus Zachary Hayes, 26, Gainesville
Marcus Zachary "Zach" Hayes, age 26, of New York City, NY, formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, February 08, 2011, following a brief illness.Funeral Ser ...
Ronald J. Wiggins, 63, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald J. Wiggins, 63 of Gainesville died February 8, 2011 while on a business trip in Dallas, Texas. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday February 12, 2011 in ...
William Price Ellis, 70, Gainesville
Mr. William Price Ellis, age 70, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, February 08, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.. Funeral ...
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.