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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 16th, 2013

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Phil Floyd, 63, Auburn
Mr. Phil Floyd, age 63, of Auburn, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Lamar Floyd; and stepson, Joey Waters. He is survived by his s ...

Dawson

Melissa Seabolt Conner Padgett, 33, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away peacefully at her home Monday April 15, 2013 following an extended illness.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpki ...

Forsyth

Wilburn Collier, 82, Cumming
Wilburn Collier, 82, of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Embracing Hospice, Cumming, GA. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the Cumming V ...

Gwinnett

Amy Courtney Jones, 43, Suwanee
Amy Courtney Jones, 43, of Suwanee, passed away on April 16, 2013. Amy, born and raised in Atlanta, GA, graduated from the University of North Georgia. She is survived by her hus ...
Bessie Penland, 89, Lawrenceville
Miss Bessie Penland, age 89, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Doris Powell, Dacula, GA; grandson, A. J. Powell, Dacula, ...
Fred Mauritz, 67, Buford
Mr. Fred Mauritz, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. He was preceded in death by his son, Eddie Mauritz; and brothers, Jack Mauritz and David Mauritz. ...
Gloria Barton Carter, 64, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Gloria Barton Carter, age 64, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Barton and Virginia Clark; and sisters, ...

Habersham

Charles Heaton, 76, Demorest
Charles William Heaton, age 76 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his residence. Born March 16, 1937 in Habersham County, he was the son of the late Marion and Al ...
Maggie Jeanette Allen, age 71 of Alto, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at her residence. Ms. Allen was born November 26, 1941 in Hall County to Thelma Stevens Elliot and the la ...

Hall

Bruce Riley Burton, 45, Mt Airy
Funeral services for Bruce Riley Burton, age 45, of Mt. Airy will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM, from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friend ...
Mr. Clarence Michael (Mike) Harrison, age 71, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 following an extended illness.A celebration of life service will be held ...
Danny Wade, 43, Gainesville
Danny Wade, age 43, of Gainesville (Forsyth County), passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013.Danny was a member of Daves Creek Baptist Church where he was a licensed minister. He loved ...
Edward Milam Ayers, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Edward Milam Ayers, age 88, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Mr. Ayers was born in Atlanta, GA, a son to the ...
Elton Jeffery Hawkins, 56, Gillsville
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday April 19, 2013 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Elton Jeffery Hawkins, 56, of Gillsville, GA. Rev. Marshal Dale will officiate and B ...
Gloria Gale Nash Ray, 66, Gainesville
Gloria Gale Nash Ray, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled fo ...
James Earl Cranford, 77, Gainesville
James Earl Cranford, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2 ...
Shigeru Tom Fujiki, 93, Flowery Branch
Shigeru Tom Fujiki age 93 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services will be sc ...

Jackson

Doris Lee Watson Turner, 81, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Doris Lee Watson Turner, age 81, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Mrs. Turner was born in Jackson County, a ...

Other

Barbara Waldrep Fuller, 80, Inverness, Fl.
Barbara Waldrep Fuller, 80, of Inverness, Florida passed away on April 13th,2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She succumbed to long term diabetes and a paralyzing str ...
Michael Charles Shumake, 60, Stockbridge, Ga.
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Michael Charles Shumake, age 60, of Stockbridge, GA, who passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Mr. Shumake was born in Commerce, GA, ...
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.