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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 13th, 2012

Banks

Phillip Dwight Blackburn, age 59, of Homer, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Blackburn was born in Jackson County, Geor ...

Forsyth

Mary Cecelia Senka, 91, Cumming
MARY CECELIA SENKA, 91, of Canton, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 13th, 2012.The family will be receiving friends at the Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home located in St. Peters ...

Gwinnett

Douglas Howard Jones, 68, Suwanee
Douglas Howard Jones The utmost example of wisdom, intellect, determination, philanthropy, and relentless love for his family, Douglas Howard Jones, son of Joe Brown Jones and Lois ...

Hall

Hortense Nix, 83, Cleveland
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00a.m. Tuesday January 17, 2012 at Oak Grove Baptist Church for Mrs. Hortense Nix age 83 of Cleveland. The Rev. Brian Malcom and Rev. Earl Pir ...
Hortense T. Nix, NA, Gainesville
Hortense T. Nix of Gainesville passed away Friday January 13. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
James Lendy Watkins, 68, Murrayville
James "Lendy" Watkins, age 68, of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away, Friday, January 13, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 ...
John David "Red" Wilson, 86, Clermont
Mr. John David "Red" Wilson age 86, of Clermont, passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family on Friday, January 13, 2012 at his residence following an ex ...
Shirley Fields, 86, Gainesville
Funeral services for, Shirley Fields age 86 of Gainesville will be held January 15,2012 at 2:30 p.m. in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. David Foster will officiate. Intrerment ...

Jackson

Mary Helen Cole, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Mary Helen Cole, age 77 of Commerce died Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Cole was born in Commerce to the late, Claude and Hassie Mae McElreath Ec ...
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.