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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 2nd, 2011

Dawson

Charles T. "Charlie" Salter, 69, Dawsonville
Charles T. "Charlie" Salter, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 2, 2011 at The Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health.Born February 5, 1942 i ...
Lance Oxyer, 46, Dawsonville
Lance Oxyer, 46, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 2, 2011 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born July 29, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio, he lived in Dawson County for ...

Forsyth

Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Smith, age 23, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Ben loved ...

Habersham

Lillie Jane Edwards Sayne, 96, Clarkesville
Mrs. Lillie Jane Edwards Sayne age 96 of Clarkesville passed away Tuesday, August 02, 2011 at her granddaughters residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Sayne was born May 29 ...

Hall

Ana Francisa Rojos Vda de Olarte, age 95 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sa ...
Eugene "Gene" Ray, 71, Gainesville
Eugene "Gene" Ray, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, ...
Sandra Mae Lewis, 72, Flowery Barnch
Mrs. Sandra Mae Lewis, age 72, of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, August 5, 2011 at Zion Hill Baptist Church wit ...

Jackson

James R. "Mickey" Smith, 82, Commerce
James R. "Mickey" Smith, age 82 of Clayton, formerly of Commerce, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Mountain View Nursing Home in Clayton, Georgia, following an e ...
Janice Wilbanks, 65, Nicholson
Ms. Janice Wilbanks, age 65, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Northridge Medical Center. Ms. Wilbanks was born in Selma, AL to the late Verner Willie Wilbanks. Sh ...

White

Doyal Sanford Thornton, 82, Cleveland
The was a grand celebration in heaven on Aug. 2, 2011, as Doyal Sanford Thornton Sr., age 82, entered into the realm of Glory.There to greet him was his father, James J. Thornton; ...
Mildred Elliott, 84, Cleveland
Mildred Elliott, 84, of Cleveland passed away Sunday July 31, 2011 at Freiendship Healthcare following an extended illness. Ms. Elliott was born in White County to the late Paul an ...
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.