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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 17th, 2011

Forsyth

Janet McClarigan, 72, of Cumming, passed away August 17th after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles F. and Sarah Boyd May. She is survived by a siste ...
Violetta A. Lesink, 63, Dallas
VIOLETTA A. LESINK, 63, of Dallas, Georgia passed away at home on Wednesday August 17th, 2011. Her loving family was at her side.The family will be having a private family servic ...

Habersham

Charles C. Sherwood, Jr, 44, Cornelia
Charles C. Sherwood, Jr. (Cam), age 44, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born at Habersham County Medical Center, Demore ...
Lewis Jesse "Jay" Smith, 60, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Lewis Jesse "Jay" Smith, age 60, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 18, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with honor gu ...

Hall

Eunice James Humphries, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Eunice James Humphries, age 93, of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Wallace, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at her residence. The family will r ...
Gary Forrest Williams, 68, Cumming
Gary Forrest Williams, 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at his residence. He was a member of Abundant Life Church, Cumming, GA.He is preceded in death by h ...
Mrs. Kathleen Clair "Kathy" Stoehr, age 54, of Lula, Georgia, passed away peacefully at her residence Wednesday, August 17, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. ...
Vernon Eugene Grimes, 89, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, formerly of Gainesvi
Vernon E. GrimesBorn May 26, 1922 in Alston GaGraduate of Mercer University, Macon, GA., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA Clinical Pastoral Education Program ...

Jackson

James Rucker, 56, Brookhaven
James Rucker, age 56, of Brookhaven passed away, Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfune ...

Lumpkin

Joe Hampton Morgan, 73, Dahlonega
Joe Hampton Morgan, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday August 17, 2011 at his home.Joe was born October 4, 1937 in Chattanooga, TN and had lived in Dahlonega for the past 40 ...

White

Memorial mass for Clara Angelina Todd Downing, 90, of Toccoa, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Cleveland with Fr. Thad Rudd officiating.Mrs. Downing pa ...
Clara Downing, 90, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Clara Downing, age 90. Mrs. Downing passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Stephens County Hospital following a p ...
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.