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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 15th, 2013

Dawson

Paulette Nichols, 56, Dawsonville
Paulette Nichols, age 56 of Dawsonville, passed away, Friday, February 15, 2013. She was a member of Silver City Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Tonya Shirvani, Ant ...

Habersham

Betty Jo Slater Byrd, 79, Cornelia
Betty Jo Slater Byrd, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013, following a brief diagnosis of cancer. Ms. Byrd was born on April 5, 1933, in Carnesvi ...
Rowe Truman Hart, 89, Alto
Rowe Truman Hart, age 89 of Alto, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013, at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Banks County on November 1, 1923, he was a son of the late Will ...

Hall

Herbert Brown (Kit) Braselton, Sr. of Braselton, Ga. died at home on February 15, 2013. He was born in Braselton Feb. 16, 1920. as the youngest son of Green Braselton and May Dunca ...

Jackson

Elaine Yankee Harber, 76, Commerce
Mrs. Elaine Yankee Harber, age 76 of Commerce died Friday, February 15, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Harber was born in Rome, GA to the late, Richard Murrell Yankee, Sr. and Helen ...
Elena Beard Nash, 96, Commerce
Mrs. Elena Beard Nash, age 96, of Commerce, GA died Friday, February 15, 2013 at Alzheimer's Care of Commerce. Mrs. Nash was born in Dayton, TN to the late S. White and Harr ...
Maggie Paulette Stewart, 55, Jefferson
Mrs. Maggie Paulette Stewart, 55, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013 following a period of declining health. Born in Jackson County GA, she was the daughter ...

White

Mary Damera, 84, Cleveland
Mary Damera, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Damera was born March 23, 1928 in Charlotte, NC to the ...
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.