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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 3rd, 2011

Dawson

James "Jim" Popp, 68, Big Canoe
James "Jim" Popp, 68, of Big Canoe passed away Wednesday August 3, 2011 at Piedmont Hospital following a period of declining health.Born October 27, 1942 in Middletown, O ...

Forsyth

Mary Beth Davidson, 25, Cumming
Mary Beth Davidson, 25, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2011. Born in Decatur, GA she was the daughter of Bill and Beth Davidson of Cumming, GA. She is preceded ...

Habersham

Graveside services for James Chandler Izach Faries, infant son of Kenneth Richard Faries, Jr., and Erica Michelle Renee Rice of Cornelia will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 5 ...

Hall

Gertrude "Gerty"Terry, 89, Gainesville
Gertrude "Gerty" Terry, 89, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday August 3, 2011. Arrangements later by Wards Funeral Home of Gainesville.
John Lewis Pitts, 73, Gainesville
John Lewis Pitts, age 73 of Conyers, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth of complication of Pneumonia.Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

William Gregory Pendergast, age 80, of Hoschton, passed Wednesday August 3, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.laws ...

Lumpkin

Dorothy Fae Beck, 89, Dahlonega
Mrs. Dorothy Fae Beck, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mrs. Beck was born in Lumpkin County May 13, ...
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.