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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 6th, 2014

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Ella Bennett Banks, 85, Winder
Ella Bennett Banks, age 85, of Winder passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. Mrs. Banks graduated from Crawford Long Nursing School in 1950 and lived in College Park from 1956 to 19 ...
Michael C. Cheek, 58, Winder
Michael C. Cheek, age 58, of Winder, GA passed away on March 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Lankford Cheek, and his mother, Mae Ashby. He is survived by his wif ...

Dawson

Eugene 'Gene' Gilleland, 88, Dawsonville
Eugene "Gene" Gilleland, 88, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday March 6, 2014 following a short illness.Born September 12, 1925 to the late Boyd and Sally Gilleland, he ...

Forsyth

Billy Lanier Martin, 77, Cumming
Billy Lanier Martin, age 77, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and Jot'em Down Road, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. Billy was a member of Salem Baptist Church and w ...

Gwinnett

Hazel Bailey Chesser, 91, Buford
Hazel Bailey Chesser, 91, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, March 06, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Ollie Bailey, husband, Arnold G. Chesser and sis ...

Hall

John Edwin Hulsey, 85, Gainesville
Mr. John Edwin Hulsey, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funer ...
Paul T. Wischmann Sr., 74, Braselton
Mr. Paul T. Wischmann, Sr., age 74, of Braselton passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at University Nursing and Rehab Center in Athens, following an extended illness. Funeral Servic ...
Paul T. Wishmann Sr., 74, Brasleton
Mr. Paul T. Wischmann, Sr., age 74, of Braselton passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at University Nursing and Rehab Center in Athens, following an extended illness. Funeral Servic ...

Jackson

W.T. Nunn, 82, Commerce
Mr. W.T. Nunn, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Nunn was born in Carnesville, GA to the late Willie and Fara Evans Nunn. Mr. Nunn was a ...

Rabun

Caney Martin Robinson, Jr., (affectionately known as Martin) 70, of Clayton, GA passed away at his residence Thursday, March 6, 2014. He was born in Rabun County and was the son o ...

White

Rev. Phillip Eugene "Gene" Batson, age 88, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014.Born on November 18, 1925 in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Walte ...
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.