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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 27th, 2011

Forsyth

James Augustus Stephens, 82, Big Canoe
James Augustus Stephens, 80, of Big Canoe, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 27, after a long illness. He was born on February 11, 1931, in Damascus, Alabama, and grew up in Sa ...

Habersham

Edna Kathleen "Kathy" Broome, age 68, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011 following a brief illness.Born on February 7, 1943, in Habersham County, ...

Hall

James A. Pirkle, Sr., 78, Gainesville
James A. Pirkle, Sr., age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Apri ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home announces services for William Moran (Billy) Hendricks Jr. age 67 of Commerce. He was the son of the late William Moran Hendricks Sr. and Beatrice Wood Hendricks ...

Lumpkin

Geraldine Collins Temple, 73, Dahlonega
Mrs. Geraldine Collins Temple, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at her home.Mrs. Temple was born in Birmingham, Alabama and had lived in Lumpkin County for ...
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.