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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 2nd, 2012

Dawson

Gene C. Potts, 66, Dawsonville
Gene C. Potts, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Monday December 19, 2011 at his residence following a short illness.Born June 3, 1945 in Atlanta, GA to the late Joe and Maudie Potts, ...

Forsyth

Hiroaki Iwamoto, 85, Cumming
The family is planning a Celebration of Life Memorial Service. The final arrangements will be announced once completed.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services, ...

Habersham

Mark D. Petrella, 53, Clarkesville
Mark D. Petrella, 53, of Clarkesville, GA died on January 2, 2012. Born in Beaver Falls, PA, he was the son of Thomas and Helen Petrella.He is survived by his brothers, Pete (Kath ...

Hall

John F. Turner, 33, Gainesville
John F. Turner, 33, of Fayetteville, GA passed away Monday, January 2, 2012. John was born August 6, 1978 in Rochester, NY to John M. & Christine M. Richards Turner. He was a ...
Pauline Wheeler, 95, Clermont
Funeral services are scheduled for, Pauline Wheeler age 95 of Clermont. Funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday Jan. 5, 2012 in Wahoo Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church ...

Jackson

Mrs. Willie Mae Collins, 94, Nicholson
Mrs. Willie Mae Collins, age 94, of Nicholson, GA died Monday, January 2, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Mrs. Collins was born in Jackson County to the late Milton and Luc ...

Lumpkin

Tammy Lynn Dowdle, 48, Dahlonega
Mrs. Tammy Lynn Dowdle, age 48, of Dahlonega, Ga. died January 2, 2012.Tammy was born in Commerce, Ga. She lived in Dahlonega for most of her life. She was preceded in death by a s ...
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.