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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 22nd, 2014

Forsyth

Nancy Esarey Martin, 75, Cumming
Surrounded by her family, Nancy Esarey Martin, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the age of 75 after a long illness. She was born in Decker ...

Gwinnett

Louise Franklin, 83, Lawrenceville
Louise Franklin, age 83, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away February, 22, 2014. She leaves to cherish three daughters, Keyba Franklin, Lille Rucker and Mary Franklin; one son, John Fr ...
Royce Arnold Allison, 70, Buford
Royce Arnold Allison, age 70 of Buford, GA died Saturday, February 22, 2014 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Barret ...

Habersham

Mr. Richard Stanton (Stan) Harper Jr. age 65 of Clarkesville passed away Saturday February 22, 2014. Mr. Harper was born in Fulton County, the son of the late Richard Stanto ...

Hall

Donald Eugene Meeks, 77, Gillsville
Donald Eugene Meeks, age 77 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Elaine C. Keir, 62, of Franklin, NC died on February 22, 2014. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Dale and Shirley McAfee.Elaine was a lifetime member of K.V. ...
Ray Martin, 87, Flowery Branch
Ray Martin, age 87 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held on Tues ...

Jackson

Stewart Darnell Evans, 91, Commerce
Mr. Stewart Darnell Evans, age 91, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Evans was born in Royston, GA to the late Claude and Renie Hart Evans. H ...

Lumpkin

Bob Pickelsimer, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Bob Pickelsimer, age82, of Dahlonega, GA, died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at his home.Bob was born in Fannin County, GA July 31, 1931. He had lived in Dahlonega for more than ...

Stephens

Homer Snyder, 92, Martin
Mr. Homer Snyder, age 92, of 124 Deer Trail, Martin, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the residence. A son of the late Homer Floyd and Viola Kelley Snyder, he wa ...
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.