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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 28th, 2011

Forsyth

Antoinette (Toni) Phillips Smith, age 93, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cumming. Toni is preceded in dea ...

Gwinnett

Robert (Bob) H. Diggory, III, age 77, of Dacula, GA, died suddenly on August 28, 2011.Mr. Diggory's body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held on Sat., Sept. 3rd ...

Habersham

Van "Wesley" Dayton, 74, Cornelia
Van "Wesley" Dayton, age 74, Cornelia, Georgia, went to our heavenly home to be with our Lord on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the residence following an extended illness. ...

Hall

Claude Franklin Garner, Sr, 70, Gainesville
Claude Franklin Garner, Sr., age 70, Gainesville resident since 1996, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011. A native of Waynesboro, Georgia, he received a BA Degree in Accounting f ...
Evalyn Knox Cooper, 83, Gainesville
Evalyn Knox Cooper, age 83, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, August 28th, 2011. Evalyn was born in Washington, D.C. to the late Rear Admiral Robert W. Knox and Esther Louise Hit ...
Nicholas Daniel Wilbanks, age 18, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Athens Regional Medical Center. He was born April 14, 1993 in Jackson County, GA, son of Rodney L ...
William R. "Bill" Valentine, 84, Gainesville
William R. "Bill" Valentine died at Gainesville on August 28, 2011. He was born on November 25, 1926, in Richmond, Indiana, to Edward John and Anna Richards Valentine. He ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Lillie Elizabeth Parson Mize, 86, of Commerce who died on Sunday at Southern Pines Assisted Living in Maysville. Born in Banks C ...

Lumpkin

John Turner (J.T.) Staton, 72, Dahlonega
John Turner (J.T.) Staton, age 72 of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Staton was born August 28, 1939 in White County to the ...

Union

Marie Elliott, 80, Suches
Mrs. Marie Elliott, age 80, of Suches, Ga. died August 28, 2011.She was the daughter of the late Jack Holloway and Carrie Woody Holloway. She was also preceded in death by her sist ...

White

Dennis Edward Watkins Jr, 87, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Dennis E. Watkins. Dennis E. Watkins, 87, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011, at home. Born on March 21, ...
William Kenneth "Red" Jones, 90, Sautee-Nacoochee
William Kenneth "Red" Jones, age 90, of Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia was welcomed into the presence of his Savior on Sunday morning, August 28, 2011.Mr. Jones was born in Ro ...
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.