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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 24th, 2013

Banks

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday February 28, 2013 at Lebanon United Methodist Church for Mr. David Stanley "Leo" Buffington age 57 of Gillsville. Th ...
Gregory Lee Thompson, 52, Gillsville
Gregory Lee Thompson, age 52 of Gillsville, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness. Memorial services are scheduled fo ...

Forsyth

Joanne (Jo) Acker, 83, Cumming
Mrs. Joanne (Jo) Acker, age 83, of Cumming passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013. A native of Evansville, IN. Mrs. Acker had lived in Cumming for the past 3 years, moving here fro ...

Gwinnett

Ervin F. Robinson, 77, Buford
Mr. Ervin F. Robinson age 77 of Buford formerly of Illinois passed away Saturday February 24, 2013. Mr. Robinson was born in Illinois to the late William Erve Robinson and Leira B ...

Hall

Claude (Junior) Hyde, Jr., 83, Gainesville
Mr. Claude (Junior) Hyde, Jr., age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 at New Horizon Nursing Home.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. ...
Florence Patricia Turk Hand Tumlin, age 69 of Clermont, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Dogwood Forrest Assisted Living following an extended illness. Funer ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Vera Dean Pethel Patton, 93, of Talmo, Ga., who passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013.A life long resident of Jackson County, Ga., Mr ...

White

Leonard Paul Halphen, 68, Cleveland
Mr. Leonard Paul Halphen age 68 of Cleveland passed away Sunday February 24, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Halphen was born in Baton Rouge Louisiana the son of 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.