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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. May 2nd, 2014

Banks

Jack Otis Blackwell, 90, Homer
Mr. Jack Otis Blackwell, age 90, of Homer, GA died Friday, May 02, 2014 at The Oaks at Scenic View. Mr. Blackwell was born in Maysville to the late Jim and Dovie Carter Blackwell. ...

Dawson

Margie Day, 70, Dawsonville
Margie Day, 70, of Dawsonville passed away Friday May 2, 2014 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born October 5, 1943 to the late Clyde and Azzie Garner, she w ...

Forsyth

Debbie Gravitt, 59, Cumming
Debbie Gravitt, age 59 of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her infant twins Amanda and Leslie; a ...
Leoma Wheeler Wood of Cumming, GA and originally of Spring Hill, Alabama went to her Heavenly Home on Friday, May 2, 2014. She is preceded in death by her loving and devoted husban ...

Gwinnett

Michael F. Ploch, 66, Sugar Hill
Mr. Michael F. Ploch, age 66, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014. He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Kathleen Reddy Ploch, Sugar Hill, GA; children, ...

Hall

Jeanette Vera Hayes, 71, Oakwood
Jeanette Vera Hayes, age 71 of Oakwood, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, ...
Joe Emerson Hope, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Joe Emerson Hope, 81 of Gainesville died Friday morning May 2, 2014.Joe is survived by his wife of 27 years, Joyce R. Garrett Hope; brother and sister-in-law, John and Carole H ...
Joe Hope, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Joe Hope, 81 of Gainesville died Friday May 2, 2014 in Sylva, North Carolina following a sudden illness.Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday May 4, 2014 in the cha ...
Lula Bell Howard, 70, Gainesville
Lula Bell Howard, age 70 of Gainesville. Georgia, passed away May 2, 2014. The visitation is Friday, 7-8pm, St. John Baptist Church. The funeral service is Saturday, 11:00 am at St ...
Phyllis 'Gail' Dyer Baugh, 68, Gainesville
Phyllis "Gail" Dyer Baugh, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with her daughter, Kendra ...

Jackson

Elizabeth L. Masters, 57, Commerce
Mrs. Elizabeth L. Masters, age 57 of Commerce died Friday, May 2, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Masters was born to the late, Herman and Pauline Thomas Winkler. Mrs. Ma ...

Other

Derrick Gilbert, 46, Athens
Derrick Gilbert, age 46 of Athens, formerly of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church and had a distinguished career with the Ge ...
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.