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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 27th, 2014

Banks

Mattie Joyce Denton, 80, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Mattie Joyce Denton, age 80, of Maysville who passed away on Thursday February 27th, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Ms. Dent ...
Reeves William Daniel, age 89, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014.Mr. Daniel was born on January 5, 1925, in Clarkesville, Georgia; son of the late John ...

Barrow

Shirley Geary DeFriece, 82, of Winder, GA passed away on February 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny H. DeFriece, son, John Henry DeFriece Jr., parents, Ro ...

Forsyth

Larry Emmett Watson, 70, Cumming
Larry Emmett Watson, age 70, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Dorothy Watson and in laws, ...

Gwinnett

Edward Torres, 74, Lawrenceville
Edward Torres, age 74, of Lawrenceville passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014. He is survived by his wife Brenda Torres; sons Edward Torres of NY, Alejandro Torres and wife Dawn ...
Linda Thomas Newsom, 72, Buford
Linda Thomas Newsom, 72, of Buford, GA died on February 27, 2014 at her home. Born in Rome, GA she was the daughter of the late Quinn and Florrie Thomas. Her brothers, Gerry and ...

Hall

Betty Claire Williams Wing, 76, Gainesville
Betty Claire Williams Wing, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 on Sund ...
Betty Nell Seay Hicks, age 81 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial ...

Jackson

Donnie McClain, 60, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Donnie McClain, age 60, who passed away at his residence on Thursday February 27th, 2014. Mr. McClain was born in Jefferson to t ...

Lumpkin

Grace Hazen Ritch, 96, Dahlonega
Mrs. Grace Hazen Ritch, age 96, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Tanglewood Personal Care Home in Lumpkin County.Grace was born in Brooker, Florida February 13, ...

White

Jerry Earl Dockery, 65, Cleveland
Mr. Jerry Earl Dockery, age 65 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on February 27, 2014. Mr. Dockery was born on November 27, 1948 in White County to the late Earl Robert and Carolton 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.