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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 20th, 2011

Forsyth

Walter Stetson Gifford, 54, Cumming
Walter Stetson Gifford, age 54, of Cumming, lost his 3 year battle with cancer on April 20, 2011. He was born in Canonsburg, PA, July 28, 1956 to the late Rev. Charles A. Gifford, ...

Gwinnett

Philip William Metz, 87, Dacula
Philip William Metz, age 87 of Dacula, GA died Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Mr. Metz has been cremated and a memorial service will be held later.Phil was preceded in death by his wif ...

Hall

James M. Winters, 83, Gainesville
James M. Winters, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday ...
Shirley Lagerstrom McDonald, 82, Gainesville
Ms. Shirley Lagerstrom McDonald, age 82, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on April 20, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a heart attack.A memorial service to c ...
Stanley Eldean Wilson, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Stanley Eldean Wilson, age 69, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at his residence following an extended illness. Graveside services are ...

White

Joel Kite, 72, Cleveland
Joel Kite, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Kite was born October 31, 1938 in Atlanta to the late Mary ...
Paul J. Kite, 72, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home announces the death of Paul J. Kite, age 72, of Cleveland. Mr. Kite Passed away at his residence following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at ...
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.