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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 20th, 2012

Hall

Cynthia Vandiver Hammond, 56, Gainesville
Cynthia Vandiver Hammond, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral ...
Donald Tritt, 93, Lula
Reverend Donald Tritt, age 93, of Lula, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at C ...
Robert Allen Scott, 80, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert Allen Scott, age 80, of Flowery Branch, passed away February 20, 2012 at home surrounded by his family.Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2012 fr ...
Robert Scott Sosebee, 40, Gainesville
Robert Scott Sosebee, age 40 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Ruth Eloise Freeman Bennett, 84, Gillsville
Ruth Eloise Freeman Bennett, age 84 of Gillsville, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are s ...
Shadron Borders, 35, Gainesville
Mr. Shadron Borders, age 35 of Gainesville, GA passed away on February 21, 2012.He was preceeded in death by is father, Steve Borders, Jr. He leave to cherish his memories his mo ...
Mr. Thomas Joseph Byrnes, Jr., 63 of Lula died February 20, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A native of Athens, Georgia, Mr. Byrnes had lived in Gainesville since 196 ...

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Williams Giles McNeill, 81, Dahlonega
Mr. William Giles McNeill, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA died Feb. 20.No services planned at this time.Banister Funeral Home, Dahlonega.
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.