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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 24th, 2011

Forsyth

Mary Loiuse Wasko, 90, Cumming
Mary Louise Wasko, age 90, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in Wilmington, N.C. No services are planned at this time.

Gwinnett

Guy Stancil, Jr, 85, Lilburn
Guy Stancil, Jr., age 85, of Lilburn, GA., passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Bill Head Funeral H ...

Habersham

Callie Mae Hanley, 82, Commerce
Mrs. Callie Mae Hanley, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Hanley was born in Banks County, GA to the late Charlie and Lula Vaughn Wilba ...
Glenda Ayers Irvin, 64, Demorest
Glenda Ayers Irvin -- age 64 -- of Demorest, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at her residence.Born at the historic Charm House in Clarkesville, GA, on June 04, 1947, Mr ...
Winston Houston Wilbanks, age 70, of Mt Airy, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at his residence.Born in Toccoa, GA on November 1, 1940, he is the son of the late Roy Winslow ...

Hall

Buford Johnson, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Buford Johnson, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following an extended illnessFuneral services are sched ...
Eunice Taylor Therrel, 91, Atlanta
Eunice Taylor Therrel, age 91, of Atlanta, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at the Cumming Nursing Center, Cumming, GA. Born in Spartanburg, SC, Eunice is preceded in death b ...

Jackson

Mr. Billy Fred Griffin, Sr., age 71, of Athens, GA died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Griffin was born in Banks County, GA to the late Barnell and Eva Redman Gr ...

Lumpkin

Hattie Bell Garrett, 80, Dahlonega
Hattie Bell Garrett, age 80, of Dahlonega, Ga. died August 24, 2011.She was the daughter of the late William Garrett and Jenny Lynn Seitz Garrett. She was also preceded in death by ...
Thomas Perry Nix, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Thomas Perry Nix, age 77, of Dahlonega, Ga. died August 24, 2011.He was the son of the late Perry Nix and Lillie Perry Nix. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Ni ...

White

Myrtle Mae Wike Wheeler, 97, Cleveland
Mrs. Myrtle Mae Wike Wheeler age 97 of Sautee passed away Wednesday August 24, 2011 at Friendship Healthcare following an extended illness.Mrs. Wheeler was born in Rabun County the ...
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.