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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 1st, 2012

Forsyth

Hannah Hastings, 20, Cumming
Hannah Hastings, age 20, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012. Hannah always tried to make the most of her life. She loved photography, horses and music. She is p ...

Habersham

Betty Hammond Miller, 84, Cornelia
Betty Hammond Miller, age 84 of Macon and formerly of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012. Born in Trion, Georgia on December 19, 1927, she was the daughter of the late ...
Gavin Duran Bellotte, 28, Cornelia
Gavin Duran Bellotte, age 28 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012, at his residence. Born in Hall County on January 25, 1983, he was the son of Herbert Gregory and Shel ...

Hall

Betty Ann Chastain, 66, Gainesville
Betty Ann Chastain, 66, of Gainesville passed away Sunday January 1, 2012 at The Oaks at Limestone following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday Jan ...
Charles V. Blankenship, Jr., 73, Flowery Branch
Mr. Charles V. Blankenship, Jr., age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away January 1, 2012, at Willowwood Nursing Center, after an extended illness. Funeral Mass will be held 12:00 p.m ...
Eileen Mary Richards, 67, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Eileen Mary Richards, age 67, of Flowery Branch passed away January 1, 2012, at Willowwood Nursing Center, following an extended illness. Memorial Services will be held 11:00 ...

Jackson

Mrs. Brenda Leona Sims Brown was born November 16, 1952 to the late Odis and Geneva Randolph Sims in Jefferson, Jackson County, GA. She departed this life on January 1, 2012. Mrs ...
Mrs. Jimmie Lou Pardue, age 80, passed away on Sunday, January, 1 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Tallaluh Falls on December 4, 1 ...

Lumpkin

Margaret "Jewell" Campbell West of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home on the evening of January 1, 2012. Mrs. West was born in Centerville, Georgia. on Ju ...

White

Walter Lee Sills, 84, Cleveland
Walter Lee Sills, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Sills was born February 14, 1927 in New Hebron, MS t ...
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.