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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 16th, 2013

Banks

Horace F. Carlan, 77, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Horace F. Carlan 77 of Homer who died Feb. 16,2013. Survivors include a sister Linda Hanley of Ila, Ga. and several nieces and nephews.Fun ...

Forsyth

Nancy Sue Wolfe Spence, 71, Cumming
Nancy Sue Wolfe Spence, 71, of Cumming, Georgia, died February 16, 2013 with her family and friends by her side. Nancy, born in Cumming, Georgia was a devoted wife of 52 years, mot ...

Gwinnett

Nancy Ellen Simmons, 96, Buford
Mrs. Nancy Ellen Simmons, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Hoyt Simmons; son-in-law, Morg ...

Habersham

Valerie Lathan Galloway, 74, Mt. Airy
Valerie Lathan Galloway, age 74 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013, at her residence.Born in Habersham County on June 29, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Daw ...

Jackson

Estelle Irvin Abernathy, 92, Jefferson
Estelle Irvin Abernathy, 92, of Melvin Phillips Rd Jefferson GA passed away Saturday February 16, 2013 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services w ...
Mary Ellen Sorrow, 84, Nicholson
Mrs. Mary Ellen Sorrow, age 84 of Nicholson died Saturday, February 16, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Sorrow was born in Nicholson to the late, Otha and Ruby Crawford Archer. Mrs. ...
Mary Frances Snelling Bowlan of Commerce died February 16, 2013. Mrs. Bowlan was born July 24, 1929 in Wilkes County, Georgia. She was the youngest of seven children of Edwin Dav ...

Lumpkin

Jocelyn Cochran Kendall, 75, Dahlonega
Jocelyn Cochran Kendall, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at her residence.Jocelyn is the daughter of the late O.L. and Elizabeth Cochran. She ...

White

Sebrena Jean Grizzle, 44, Armuchee, GA, formerly of Dahlonega
Sebrena Jean Grizzle, age 44, of Armuchee, GA, formerly of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, GA.Mrs. Grizzle was pr ...
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.