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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 6th, 2011

Forsyth

Gentry Barton, 88, Chestatee
Gentry Barton, 88, died at his beloved rustic home on Lake Lanier in the Chestatee community of Forsyth county July 6th, 2011. Gentry was a retired Regional Sales Manager in Atlant ...
L.T. Meeks, 78, Cumming
L.T. Meeks, 78, of Cumming, GA died on July 6, 2011 at Cumming Manor. Born in Forsyth County, he was the son of the late Vester Edward and Mattie Elnora Meeks. L.T. retired from t ...

Jackson

Herman Verner Sparks, 93, Commerce
Mr. Herman Verner Sparks, age 93, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Northridge Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Sparks was born in Banks County, GA to the late ...
Robert Lewis Merk, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert Lewis Merk, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011.Mr. Merk was born in Maysville, Ga. to the late Cl ...

Lumpkin

Tasha Lance, 40, Dahlonega
Ms. Tasha Lance, age 40, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at her home.Tasha was born Feb. 17, 1971 in Marion, Ohio. She had lived in Dahlonega for the past 15 years an ...

White

Elwanda Crumley, 78, Cleveland
Mrs. Elwanda Crumley, Age 77, of Cleveland, passed away at Kathy's Personal Care Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Crumley was born on February 26, 1934 to the late Roy ...
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.