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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 12th, 2013

Forsyth

Mr. Jay William (Bill) Simpson, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Bill was an avid golfer and loved boating, piloting airplanes, recreational vehicles and ...
Robert Rusin, 73, Cumming
Robert Rusin, 73, of Cumming, GA died on June 12, 2013. Born in Chicago, IL he was the son of the late Adam and Lorretta Rusin. His son, Robert John Rusin also predeceased him.He ...

Gwinnett

Carol Ross McMillan, 59, Lawrenceville
Carol Ross McMillan, age 59, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Wednesday June 12, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lil ...
Linda Edwards Rhodes, 65, Dacula
Mrs. Linda Edwards Rhodes, age 65, of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Jessie Lee Gunter Edwards. She is surviv ...

Hall

John J. McCaffrey, 70, Lula
Mr. John J. McCaffrey, 70, of Lulu died June 12, 2013. Wards Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Kathleen B. Lanham, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Kathleen B. Lanham, 94, of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Charleston, WV, went home to be with the Lord on June 12, 2013. She was born December 11, 1918, to Charles Melvil ...
Mark Evan Speed, 56, Oakwood
Mr. Mark Evan Speed, age 56, of Oakwood, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He is survived by his wife of four years, Barbara Lynn Speed, Buford ...

Lumpkin

Donald Ray Gooch, 74, Dahlonega
Retired Major U.S. Army, Donald Ray Gooch, age 74, of Dahlonega, Georgia died June 12, 2013.Don was born in Brawley, California to the late Gordon and Martha Justus Gooch. He was a ...

Other

Sara Janette Kelley, 80, Ball Ground
Sara Janette Kelley, 80, of Ball Ground, GA and formerly of Alpharetta, died at Embracing Hospice House on June 12, 2013. Born in Alpharetta, GA she was the daughter of the late ...
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.