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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 6th, 2014

Forsyth

Hoyt L. Fowler, 93, Buford
Mr. Hoyt L. Fowler, 93, of Buford, GA passed away on April 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-five years, Lula Mae Thornton Fowler. He is survived by his daug ...

Habersham

REV. JAMES ALEXANDER (JIM) CLARKE, age 76, of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, surrounded by his family.Born in Fulton County on August 15, 1937, he was a son of the la ...

Hall

Charles Rudez Nix, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Rudez Nix, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Willowood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Jean Brock Herron, 72, Gainesville
Jean Brock Herron, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 6, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled for ...
Lizzie Mae Posten, 88, Murrayville
Mrs. Lizzie Mae Posten, 88 of Murrayville died Sunday April 6, 2014 at home peacefully in her sleep.Funeral services will be Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of L ...
Polly Henderson Myrick, 101, Gainesville
Mrs. Polly Henderson Myrick, age 101 years young, of Gainesville, previously of Decatur, GA, passed away peacefully at her home on April 5, 2014.Polly was born in Aerial, Habersham ...

Jackson

Betty Gene Shoffeitt, 65, Braselton
Betty Gene Shoffeitt, age 65 of Braselton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at New Horizon's Limestone following an extended illness. A ...
Brenda Ann Rider, 48, Commerce
Brenda Ann Rider, age 48 of Commerce, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at BJC Hospital in Commerce, following a brief illness. Funeral services are sched ...

Rabun

Dorothy Ann Shaw Johnson, 74, of Clayton, GA passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at her residence.She was born on Long Island, NY and was the daughter of Arthur Shaw and Lois Crotwel ...
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.