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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 27th, 2013

Forsyth

Sarah Helen Griggs, 88, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 27, 2013. Born in Carrollton, GA she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Mary Driver. She was also preceded in death b ...
Sarah Helen Griggs, 88, Cumming
Sarah Helen Griggs, 88, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 27, 2013. Born in Carrollton, GA she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Mary Driver. She was also preceded in death b ...

Gwinnett

Robert M. 'Bob' Knox, 82, Buford
Mr. Robert M. "Bob" Knox, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Barbara J. Knox, Buford, GA; children, ...

Habersham

Jessie York Wood, 72, Clarkesville
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Jessie York Wood, age 72, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced ...

Hall

Roland Ferdinand Wear, 90, Gainesville
Roland Ferdinand Wear, 90, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Lanier Village Estates ch ...

Lumpkin

Jack E. Tufts, 76, Dahlonega
Dr. Jack E. Tufts (formerly of Bushnell, IL and Waterloo, IA) went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2013 at the age of 76. He passed peacefully at his home in Dahlonega, GA, surroun ...
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.