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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 24th, 2014

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Ernest Collins, 88, Winder
Ernest Collins, age 88, of Winder passed away Monday, February 24, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. ...

Forsyth

Lieu Weda Brackett, 94, Cumming
Lieu Weda Brackett, age 94 of Cumming, passed away on February 24, 2014. Lieu was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Brackett. Li ...
Mary Wenona Wallace, 93, Cumming
Mary Wenona Wallace, age, 93, of Cumming passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Wenona was preceded in death by her husband, Hoy ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Ann Vaughan, 80, Buford
Barbara Ann Vaughan, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Vaughan. She is survived by daughter, Debb ...

Habersham

Paul Swain Murphy, 67, Cornelia
Paul Swain Murphy, age 67, of Cornelia, GA died Monday, February 24, 2014 at his home.Swain was a native and lifelong resident of Habersham County. He owned and operated S & R ...

Hall

Gregory Cooper Hanes, 55, Chestnut Mountain
Gregory Cooper Hanes, age 55, of Chestnut Mountain, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 surrounded by his family at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a brief battle wit ...
Johnny C. Young, 76, Gainesville
Johnny C. Young (father of Kelli Young), age 76, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Monday. Mr. Young will Lie-in-state from 9am-1pm at Wimberly and Jackson. Funeral services will be ...
Johnny Cecil Young, 76, Gainesville
Johnny Cecil Young, age 76, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away February, 24, 2014. Funeral services February 28, 2014 At 2:00pm at Memorial Park Chapel. Professional services entruste ...
Joseph Knapke, 21, Gainesville
Joseph Knapke, age 21 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will b ...
Maxine Croy Harvey, 73, Gainesville
Ms. Maxine Croy Harvey, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Me ...

Jackson

Connie Bettis,, 55, Commerce
Mrs. Connie Bettis, age 55, of Commerce, GA died Monday, February 24, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Bettis was born in Gainesville to the late Bud and Sarah Bone Hicks. ...

Other

William Kenneth "Ken" Gilreath, age 47 of Canton, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014. He was of the protestant faith. He was a loving father who loved his children. Ke ...

Stephens

Mr. Terry Lewis "T.J." Hardman, Jr., age 27 of 49 Letourneau Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at Kindred Hospital Atlanta.A son of Terry Lewis ...

White

Donald Fay Penner, 93, Cleveland
Mr. Donald Fay Penner, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Penner was born on July 11, 1920 the son of the late Fay and Marie Kemp Penn ...
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.