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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Apr 19th, 2012

Forsyth

Agnes Madelyn Summers, 93, Cumming
Madelyn Summers passed away Thursday April 19, 2012 peacefully with family by her side at the age of 93. She was born August 1, 1918 in Pennsboro, West Virginia. She graduated wi ...
Barrie MacDonald James, 82, Cumming
Barrie MacDonald James, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012Survivors include his children, Stephen (Lean) James, Valerie (Drew) Totty, Jennifer Bobbitt; g ...
Dorothy Kate Monroe, 81, Cumming
Dorothy Kate Monroe, age 81, a lifetime resident of Forsyth County, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She is preceded in d ...
Susan Richards Spencer, 64, Cumming
Susan Richards Spencer (Stains), age 64, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012. She was a member of Browns Bridge Community Church and attended First Baptist Church ...

Habersham

Joann Erwin Gerrin, 72, Clarkesville
Joann Erwin Gerrin, age 72, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at her residence.Mrs. Gerrin was born on July 21, 1939, in Habersham County, Georgia, ...
Lou Emma Hames Elsberry, 92, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Lou Emma Hames Elsberry, age 92 of Tucson, Arizona and formerly of Habersham County will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 27, 2012 from the Hillside Memoria ...

Hall

Charles Strong, 85, Gainesville
Charles Strong, Jr. passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 after a brief illness. Charlie was born in Bradenton, Florida, the son of the late Charles and Mary Mitchell Strong. In his ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hettie Lorene Simmons Baird, age 65, of Braselton, Georgia who passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012. Mrs. Baird was born in North Ca ...
Mary Pugh Sprinkles, 69, Nicholson
Mrs. Mary Pugh Sprinkles, age 69, of Nicholson, GA passed away peacefully after a 2 ½ year courageous fight with cancer. Through out the entire illness Mrs. Sprinkles never ...

Lumpkin

Herman Loyd Byers Sr., 77, Hampton, formerly of Dahlonega
Mr. Herman Loyd Byers Sr., age 77, of Hampton, Georgia died April 19, 2012.Mr. Byers was a Lumpkin County native. He had lived in Hampton, Georgia for the past 44 years.He was the ...

White

George Roy Sutton Sr., 57, Cleveland
George Roy Sutton Sr. age 57 of Cleveland passed away Thursday April 19, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Sutton was born in Habersham County and lived most of his life in White County. ...
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.