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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 16th, 2014

Banks

Mrs. Wilma Lynette Blackwell, age 94 of Homer died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Blackwell was born in Maysville to the late, Clyde Preston and Ada Lee Mullin ...

Barrow

Robert 'Bobby' Day, 74, Auburn
Mr. Robert "Bobby" Day, age 74, of Auburn, Georgia died December 16, 2014. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he was the son of the late Roy N. and Rebecca Dukehart Day. M ...

Forsyth

Ruby Ethel Martin, 97, Cumming
Ruby Ethel Martin, 97, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Ruby was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church in Cumming. She is preceded in death by her husband, Re ...

Gwinnett

Mike Latimer, 57, Buford
Mike Latimer, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. He is survived by his girlfriend, Adria Savage, Buford, GA; children, Alana Latimer, Gainesville, GA ...

Hall

Doris Jeanne Darnell Kerley, age 88, of Alto, passed away on December 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on December 12, 1926, in Hall County, Georgia, she was the d ...
Kataleene Nix, 91, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a..m. Friday at Northlake Baptist Church for Kataleene Nix of Gainesville. Rev. Danny Jones, Rev. Bill King and Rev. Tony Smith will officiate ...
Matthew Scott Thompson, 21, Gainesville
Matthew Scott Thompson, age 21 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Northridge Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Minnie (Penny) Pethel Hix, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Minnie (Penny) Pethel Hix, age 87, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, December 18, 201 ...

Lumpkin

Dave William Belflower, 90, Dahlonega
Mr. Dave William Belflower, age 90, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday December 16, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.Dave was born in Dustin, Oklahoma January 1, ...
Mrs. Nellie Lois Holloway Eaton, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away, Tuesday, December 16, 2014.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Damascus Baptist Ch ...
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.