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Local Obits for Thu. May 9th, 2013

Banks

Margaret Sheppard, 72, Gillsville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Ann Sheppard, age 71, of Gillsville, Ga. who passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013.Mrs. Sheppard was born in Weaverville, Nor ...

Gwinnett

Amy Crook Daniel, 78, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Amy Crook Daniel, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Clinton Daniel. She is survived by her ch ...

Habersham

Leigh Betts, 60, Demorest
Leigh Betts, age 60, of Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Leigh was born on February 2, 1953, in Washington, D.C. She ...

Hall

Joseph Douglas Ralston, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Douglas "Buddy" Ralston, age 70, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, May 09, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 ...
Kensiyah Ivory Peterson, 5 w, Gainesville
Kensiyah Ivory Peterson age 5 weeks of Gainesville passed away May 9, 2013 at her residence following a sudden illness.She is the daughter of Kendrick Peterson and Africa Ramsey. O ...

Jackson

Juanita Irene Payne, 78, Commerce
Mrs. Juanita Irene Payne, age 78 of Commerce died Thursday, May 09, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.Mrs. Payne was born in Eatonton to the late, Oscar and Zonnia Eller ...
Raphael D. Barnett, 86, Commerce
Raphael D. Barnett peacefully went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 9, 2013, surrounded by his family. Raphael was born January 25, 1927 in Jackson County. Raphael was a native ...

Other

Louise Marie Hoopaugh, age 85, of Atlanta, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013. She was a member of Beaver Run Baptist Church. Marie is preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Ol ...
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.