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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 2nd, 2013

Forsyth

Jerry Hyde, 78, Cumming
Jerry Hyde, age 78, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Halcyon Hospice House in Sandy Springs, GA. He was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Cora Lee Hy ...

Habersham

Joseph A. 'Joe' Pontes, 71, Cornelia
Joseph A. "Joe" Pontes, age 71, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Mr. Pontes was born on April 20, 1942, in Fall River, Massachusetts; son of th ...

Hall

Brandon Parnell, 26, Dacula
Mr. Brandon Parnell, age 26, of Dacula, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Parnell. He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Carr M ...
Dorinda Robertson 'Wendy' Kemp, 77, Flowery Branch
Graveside Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday July 5, 2013 in Alta Vista Cemetery for Dorinda Robertson "Wendy" Kemp age 77 of Flowery Branch. The Rev. Phil Carpe ...
Ray Cooper Spinks, 79, Oakwood
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Westside Baptist Church for Ray Cooper Spinks, age 79, of Oakwood. Rev. Mike Taylor, Rev. Dan Fuller and Rev. J ...

Jackson

Frances S. Mathis, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances S. Mathis, 77, of Jefferson, Ga., who passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Mrs. Mathis was born in Madison, Georgia a daugh ...
Ronald Dwayne Palmer, 42, Hoschton
Ronald Dwayne Palmer, age 42, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. A Memorial Service will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654 ...

White

Elese Vandiver Fain, 97, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland, announces the death of Mrs. Elese Vandiver Fain, age 97 of Helen. Mrs. Fain passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Elese was born in White County ...
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.