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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 29th, 2012

Dawson

Roger Billy Martin, 71, Dawsonville
Roger Billy Martin, 71, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012. The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later date.Arrange ...

Forsyth

June McDonald, 71, Cumming
June McDonald, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 after a battle with dementia. June was born and raised in Cumming, GA, and work ...
Martha Lucile Hamby Karr, age 90 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012. She was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. She w ...

Habersham

Andrew Jackson Brandon, Jr, age 44 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on July 18, ...
Gloria Strother Gaines, 74, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Gloria Strother Gaines, age 74, of Mt. Airy will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 31, 2012 from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Billy Burrell and Rev. ...
Jessa Hope Tomlin, 17, Demorest
Jessa Hope Tomlin, age 17, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Jessa was born on January 17, 1995, in Hall County, Georgia; daughter of Kristal Strickl ...

Hall

Hoyt "Jack" Cordis Daniel, age 66 of Oakwood, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at New Horizon's West Nursing Home following an extended illness ...
Don A. Little, 56, Gainesville
Mr. Don A. Little, 56 of Gainesville died Wednesday August 29, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness. Don fought a good fight, finished the race an ...
Heather Smith, 31, Oakwood
Mrs. Heather Smith, age 31, of Oakwood, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, Ga. 30548, www.LawsonFuneral Home.or ...
Prentiss McIntyre Hosford, 94, Gainesville
Prentiss McIntyre Hosford age 94, educational psychologist, died August 29, 2012. Born in Calhoun, Georgia in January, 1918, she spent much of her life in Atlanta and raised her fa ...
Stanley Hugo Stewart, 85, Flowery Branch
Mr. Stanley Hugo Stewart, age 85, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at his residence, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Se ...
WC Orr, 91, Lula
W.C. Orr, 91, of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 following a period of declining health. Born in Flowery Branch on January 28, 1921, he was the son of the late Ande ...

Lumpkin

Marvin Neal Anderson, 57, Dahlonega
Mr. Marvin Neal Anderson, age 57, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a short illness.Neal was a ...

White

Avril Sanford, 64, Helen
Funeral services were held for Arvil Sanford age 64 of Helen. Aug. 31 in the Strickland Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Susan Collins officiated. Visitation was held Aug. 30 at the f ...
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.