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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 2nd, 2013

Dawson

Lois Virginia Bowen Hester, 85, Dawsonville
Lois Virginia Bowen Hester, age 85, of Dawsonville, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013. She liked to sew, read and loved the outdoors. Lois was preceded in death by her husban ...

Forsyth

Georgianna Ball, 61, Cumming
Georgianna Ball, "Gigi", age 61, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Born in Oklahoma City, Gigi was a respected business owner of a Norcross manufacturi ...
Nathan Len Headrick, 36, Cumming
Nathan Len Headrick, 36, of Cumming, GA died on October 2, 2013. Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of Gary and Bonnie Headrick of Cumming, GA.Nathan was a loving son, brother and ...
Virginia Abi Garrett, 100, Cumming
Virginia Abi Garrett, age 100, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013. She was an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church since 1925. Virginia is preceded in death ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Pamela Ann Hall Mertes, age 69, of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013. She is survived by her husband of thirty four years, Michael Mertes, Dacula, GA; childre ...

Habersham

Clifford Loy Sanford Smith, 71, Clarkesville
Graveside service for Clifford Loy Sanford Smith, age 71, of Clarkesville will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM from the Clarkesville Memorial Cemetery. The fami ...
Jo Wikle Cook, 72, Clarkesville
Funeral service for Jo Wikle Cook, age 72, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 5, 2013 from the Providence Baptist Church. Interm ...
Kenneth Wayne Pennington, 80, Clarkesville
Kenneth Wayne Pennington, age 80 (1933-2013), went home to be with his Heavenly Father on October 2, 2013. His loving and devoted wife of almost four decades, Linda Ward Penningto ...
Marshall McMahan, 77, Mt. Airy
Marshall McMahan, age 77, of Mount Airy, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, following a sudden illness.Mr. McMahan was born in Celo, North Carolina on October 18, 1935, to th ...

Hall

Janice Allene Hatfield Burgess, age 74, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, October 2, 2013.Janice was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County where she was co-owner with her late husba ...
Mildred M Ortner, 93, Gainesville
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Lanier Village Estates for Mrs. Mildred M. Ortner, 93, of Gainesville, GA. Little & Davenport Fun ...

Jackson

Frances Virginia King, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Frances Virginia King, 68, of Jefferson who passed away Wednesday October 2, 2013. Ms. King was born in Monroe, Ga., a daughter of the ...
Margaret 'Peggy' Frank, 67, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret "Peggy" Frank, age 67, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, after an extended illness. Mrs ...
Margaret Pardue Frank, 67, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Pardue Frank, age 67, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.Funeral Services are Pending at this time. ...

Stephens

Mrs. Gaynelle Fitzgerald Collins, age 78 of 1055 Old Carnes Creek Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Oaks at Scenic View, Baldwin, Georgia.A daughter o ...

White

Joel Francis Klinger, 63, Cleveland
Joel Francis Klinger, age 63, of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away October 02, 2013 at his residence from complications of cancer. He was born in Berlin, Wisconsin on August 31, 195 ...
Opal Mae Holcomb Wimpy, 77, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Opal Mae Holcomb Wimpy, age 77 of Cleveland. Mrs. Wimpy passed away, October 2, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical ...
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.