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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Apr 7th, 2013

Banks

Roy Venable Merck, 74, Homer
Mr. Roy Venable Merck, age 74, of Homer, GA died Sunday, April 07, 2013 at Habersham County Medical Center. Mr. Merck was born in Commerce to the late Albert and Allene Morris Mer ...

Barrow

Jayne Holbrook, 53, Winder
Jayne Holbrook, age 53, of Winder passed away, Sunday, April 7, 2013. Jayne loved her family, flowers, lady bugs and bubbles. She also had a passion for making jewelry. She is sur ...

Dawson

Emily S. Morgan, 84, Dawsonville
Emily S. Morgan, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday April 7, 2013 at Halcyon Hospice following a short illness.Born February 22, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Emory and G ...

Habersham

Lillian Lewallen Yarber, 96, Cornelia
Lillian Lewallen Yarber, age 96, of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 7, 2013, from Habersham Home East. Mrs. Yarber was born in Baldwin, Georgia, o ...
Waymon Chester Elrod, 89, Cornelia
Waymon Chester Elrod, age 89 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, April 07, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born September 13, 1923 in Habersham County, he was the son of the ...

Hall

Andrew Jones, 65, Gainesville
Andrew Jones, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.The family will receive friends on Thurs ...
Bertha Mae Emmett, 92, Gainesville
Bertha Mae Emmett joined her husband of 59 years Clarence H. Emmett in eternal rest on April 7, 2013. Bertha passed away peacefully in her sleep of natural causes. A native of ...
Betty Jean Peck, 69, Gainesville
Betty Jean Peck, 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in the chapel of Little and ...
Dennis LaMarr Madsen, 62, Oakwood
Dennis LaMarr Madsen, age 62 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are schedu ...

Jackson

David Dorsey Hix, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Dorsey Hix age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013.Mr. Hix was born in Madison County, Ga., son of the la ...
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.