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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 3rd, 2013

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John R. Petralia, 99, Auburn
John R. Petralia, age 99, Auburn, GA, died Saturday, August 3, 2013 after a brief illness. Mr. Petralia has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Mr. Petralia is ...

Forsyth

Helen Marie Nichols McGinnis, age 83, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013.She graduated from Forsyth County High School in 1947 and went on to work at the Lockheed Nuc ...

Habersham

Brenda Crow Sosebee, 65, Demorest
Brenda Crow Sosebee, age 65, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Mrs. Sosebee was born in Clarkesville, Georgia on September 4, 1947. She was preceded i ...

Hall

Helen Laverne Canup, age 82, of Lula, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab in Commerce.Born on January 3, 1931, in Spartanburg, SC, she was a daughte ...
Joseph Wilton LeBlanc, Jr.,, 82, Flowery Branch
Joseph Wilton LeBlanc, Jr., known as Buddy, was born on June 27, 1931 in Atlanta GA and died on August 3, 2013 in Flowery Branch, GA. He was the son of Joseph Wilton LeBlanc, Sr. a ...
Sharon Wilson Martin, 56, Gainesville
Sharon Wilson Martin, wife of Donald "Don" Martin, of, Gainesville, GA died Saturday August 3, 2013 at home of a sudden illness. A native of Hall County, Mrs. Martin is ...

Other

Mrs. Rebecca Jane Allen Black age 91 of Atlanta, GA died Saturday, August 3, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Black was born in Commerce to the late, Frank and Earlie Seag ...

White

Byrd T. Moss, 75, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mrs. Byrd T. Moss age 75 of Sautee-Nacoochee passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Habersham County Medical Center. Mrs. Moss was born in White County the daughter of the late Sa ...
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.