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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 9th, 2013

Forsyth

James Wallace Rhodes, 85, Cumming
James Wallace Rhodes, Sr., age 85, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was born August 10, 1927 in Columbus, GA. He attended The University of Florida on a GI bill a ...
Shirley Mae Potts, 85, Cumming
Mrs. Shirley Mae Potts, age 85, of Cumming, formerly of Bedminster, NJ, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Survivors include her daughters, Ruth Reifsnyder, Barbara Morgan, Nancy ...

Gwinnett

Steven L. Tench, 49, Buford
Mr. Steven L. Tench, age 49, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin C. Tench. He is survived by his daughters, Nora Ash ...

Habersham

Helen M. Kiley Garvey, 90, Baldwin
Helen M. Kiley Garvey, age 90, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Habersham Home West.Mrs. Garvey was born on May 6, 1922, in Boston, Massachusetts. She ...

Hall

Donelda Eileen Alcorn-Henderson, 75, Flowery Branch
Ms. Donelda Eileen Alcorn-Henderson, age 75, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial Services will be held at a ...
Pauline Dunagan Conner, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Pauline Dunagan Conner, 83 of Gainesville died Tuesday April 9, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Conner had lived in Hall County f ...
Revis D. Blakeney, Jr, 60, Greeneville, TN, formerly of Gainesville
Revis D. Blakeney Jr., age 60, owner of Cloneworks Computers and Networking went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon after a courageous battle with cancer. Revis was raised in Ga ...
Wayne Lovett, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Lovett, age 68, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He is survived by his children, Jeff Lovett, Buford, GA, Kerri Lovett, Flowery Branch, GA and Lo ...

Lumpkin

Stephen Brent Waters, 33, Dahlonega
Stephen Brent Waters, 33, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday April 9, 2013.Born October 25, 1979, Mr. Waters was a native of Dawson County and had lived in Lumpkin County for the pas ...

White

Heinz Adolf Potschka, 71, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Heinz A. Potschka, age 71 of Cleveland. Mr. Potschka passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Memorial services are scedul ...
Ola Fay Baker Robbins, 89, Cleveland
Ola Fay Baker Robbins, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Robbins was born May 6, 1923 in Union County, M ...
Ola Fay Robbins, 89, Cleveland
Ola Fay Robbins, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday April 9, 2013 at her residence.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Hom ...
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.