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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 24th, 2013

Forsyth

Juanita Blackstock Benefield, age 82, of Cumming, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Mrs. Benefield is preceded in death by her husband, William Parmer Benefield; ...

Habersham

Ray Walter Porterfield, 61, Mt. Airy
Ray Walter Porterfield, age 61, of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on July 20, 1952, in Clarke County, he was a son of the l ...

Hall

William Clay Rodes, Gainesville
William Clay Rodes, originally from Petersburg, Tennessee, passed away on July 24th, 2013 at home surrounded by his family in Gainesville, GA. He is preceded in death by his parent ...

Jackson

Horace W. Milton, 82, Commerce
Mr. Horace W. Milton, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Milton was born in Tallassee, AL to the late Ernest Emmett Carlton and Susie Wom ...

Other

Donald Wood, 73, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Donald Wood age 73, of Danielsville who passed away on Wednesday July 24th, 2013. He was the son of the late Elisha and Lura (Phillips) Woo ...
Dr. Robert Tether, 84, Greenville formerly of Gainesville
Dr. Robert S. Tether, 84 of Greenville, South Carolina formerly of Gainesville, GA died Wednesday July 24, 2013. Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Dr. Tether was the son 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.