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Local Obits for Wed. May 15th, 2013

Habersham

Joan Henson Owenby, 79, Mt. Airy
Joan Henson Owenby, age 79, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at a local private care facility following an extended illness. Mrs. Owenby was born on ...

Hall

Clarence "Don" Dale, 65, Gainesville
Clarence "Don" Dale, age 65, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013.Don was born and raised in Gadsden, AL before moving to Gainesville, GA in 2012. He ...
Johnny Wilbanks, 67, Lula
Johnny Wilbanks, age 67 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on December 06, 1945, he was a son of the late Ellene Loudermilk Perry ...

Jackson

Annie Beth Samples, 86, Cumming
Annie Beth Samples, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013. She was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church. Annie is preceded in death by her parents Vester and Leil ...
Jackson (J.W.) Lewis, 77, Cumming
Jackson (J.W.) Lewis, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Jackson is preceded in death by his daughter; Brenda Anderson; sister, Agnes Baxter; brother, Thomas ...

Other

Alec Michael Whyte, 52, Atlanta
Alec Michael Whyte, 52, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on May 15th, 2013. His family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service once all the final details have bee ...
Larry Cohran, 77, McDonough
Larry Cohran, 77, of McDonough, Georgia passed away Wednesday May 15, 2013 at Emory University Hospital following a short illness.Mr. Cohran was born December 27, 1935 in Atlanta t ...
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.