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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 20th, 2012

Dawson

Melissa Ann Vollrath, 38, Dawsonville
Melissa Ann Vollrath, 38, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 19, 2012 following a period of declining health.Mrs. Vollrath was born July 13, 1974 and had been a resident ...

Forsyth

Alan Blair Newton, Sr., 73, Cumming
Alan Blair Newton, Sr., age 73, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at his residence after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Alan was born ...

Hall

Charles Edwin Sayres III, 55, Gainesville
Dr. Charles Edwin Sayres III (Chuck) passed away on December 20, 2012 at his home in Gainesville, Ga. Chuck was born on May 3, 1957 in Charlotte, N.C. He is preceded in death by hi ...
John Henry Edward Cheeks, 91, Flowery Branch
John Henry Edward Cheeks, 91, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Willow Wood Nursing Center after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday, ...
Richard (Dick) P. Conrad, 85, Gainesville
Richard P. Conrad, "Dick", went home to be with our Lord Thursday, December 20th, 2012. Dick dedicated his lifetime to providing and caring for his wife of nearly 60 year ...

Jackson

Frances Dowell Kelley, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances Dowell Kelley, age 88 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012. Mrs. Kelley was born in Crossplains ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hazel McCrary Buckner, 93, of Talmo, Ga., who passed away Thursday December 20, 2012. Mrs. Buckner was born in Warner, Oklahoma, a da ...

Other

Dozier P. Smith, Jr., 53, Atlanta
Dozier P. Smith, Jr. of Atlanta, age 53, passed away on December 20, 2012. He is survived by his father, Dozier P. Smith, Sr., mother, Helen F. Smith; brother and sister-in-law, Ly ...

White

John Terrell Warwick, 95, Cleveland
John Terrell Warwick age 95 of Cleveland transitioned to his eternal life with God on Thursday December 20, 2012. He passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family who we ...
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.