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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 19th, 2014

Forsyth

Christine Thornton, 55, Cumming
Christine Thornton, age 55, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Gregory Shannon Thornton of Cumming; sons, Christophe ...
Kathleen Grindle Hughes, age 86 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Norris Hughes; sisters, Irnee Hughes and Marie Mi ...

Habersham

W. Vance Grant, Jr.,, 89, Atlanta, formerly of Cornelia
W. Vance Grant, Jr., age 89, of Atlanta formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 due to multiple myeloma. Mr. Grant was born on September 3, 1924, i ...

Hall

Irene Forrester, Gainesville
Irene Forrester died March 19th, 2014 at Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville, GA. She was the daughter of Thomas and Marcenia Adamson, of Banks County, GA. She was preceded in d ...
Rita Compton Lawson, 79, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Rita Compton Lawson, age 79, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Willowwood Nursing Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 ...
Sibyl Fay McKinney, 84, Flowery Branch
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 23, 2014 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Sibyl Fay McKinney age 84 of Flowery Branch. The Rev. Joseph Dover and ...
Wayne Haas, 57, Flowery Branch
Wayne Haas, 57, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on March 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Sheldon David Haas. He is survived by his wife of twelve years, Mary C ...

Jackson

Dolores Reasonover Hosse, 83, Hoschton
Dolores Reasonover Hosse, 83, of Hoschton, GA, passed away on March 19, 2014, following a stroke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Edward Hosse, Jr. Dolores and E ...

White

Philip Hunt, 96, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Philip Hunt, age 96 of Cleveland. Philip was born in White County on April 27, 1917 to the late Hansel H. Hunt and Ma ...
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.