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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 11th, 2013

Forsyth

Reese Coleman Roberts, 62, Cumming
Reese Coleman Roberts age 62 of Cumming passed away Friday January 11, 2013. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Gwinnett

Hugh H. Cantrell, 84, Buford
Mr. Hugh H. Cantrell, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Hugh Cantrell; his parents, two brothers and sisters ...

Habersham

Forester Little Hodges, 78, Mt. Airy
Memorial services for Forester Little Hodges age 78, of Mt. Airy, GA will be held Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. The family will receive ...

Hall

Carol Jean Sampson Pokorny, 86, Gainesville
The angels rejoiced on Friday, January 11, 2013 as Carol Jean Sampson Pokorny reunited with her loving husband of 63 years Robert in the presence of Almighty God. Born in 1926 to N ...
Carol S. Pokorny, 86, Gainesville
Carol S. Pokorny age 86 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday January 11, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesvi ...
Mr. William Eugene "Winfred" Grizzle, 82, of Clermont passed away Friday January 11, 2013 following a period of declining health. Born on August 4, 1930, in Hall County, ...

Jackson

Dora Parazada Smith, 74, Jefferson
Dora Parazada Smith, age 74, of Jefferson passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 7 ...
Dorothy M. Hotte, 88, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Dorothy M. Hotte, 88 of Commerce/ Carnesville who passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Northridge Medical Center.Mrs. ...

Lumpkin

Lewis William Haygood, 83, Suches
Lewis William Haygood, age 83, of Suches, GA, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. Lewis had moved from Jonesboro to his home in Suches in 1992. He was retired from the Ford Motor ...
Melanie J. Kemp, 64, Dahlonega
Melanie J. Kemp, 64, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2013 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA. Private memorial service will be held at a later date ...

White

William Samuel Dixon, 65, Cleveland
William Samuel Dixon, age 65 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Dixon was born December 30, 1947 in Clarkesville ...
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.