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Local Obits for Fri. May 23rd, 2014

Banks

Willie Clarence Smith, 77, Maysville
Mr. Willie Clarence Smith, age 77, of Maysville, GA died Friday, May 23, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Smith was born in Maysville to the late Willie and Mary Allene Mealor Smith. He ...

Hall

J C Broom, 77, Danielsville
J C Broom age 77 of Danielsville, GA passed away May 23, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Jeannette Virginia Rudeseal, age 80, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 following an extended illness. Mrs. Rudeseal was born September 26, 1933 in Habersham Co ...
Richard J. Breese, 67, Oakwood
​Mr. Richard J. Breese, 67 of Oakwood passed away Friday May 23, 2014 at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Breese, Oakwood; brother and sister in law, ...

Jackson

Wilda 'Boot' Patman, 85, Commerce
Our loving mother, Wilda "Boots" Patman entered into a peaceful eternal rest. When she said "open the gates", it was as if she's saying "I'm com ...

Other

Betty O Tribble, 81, Canton
Betty O Tribble, age 81, of Canton, Georgia, passed away May 23, 2014. Betty was born and raised in Cherokee County and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Cumming, Georg ...
J.C. Broom, 77, Danielsville
Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday May 25, 2014, in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. J.C. Broom, 77, of Daniesville. Rev. Grady White and Rev. Elmer Maddox will off ...

Stephens

Karen Darlene Eddinger, age 67 of 71 Dogwood Road, Toccoa passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 at her residence. The daughter of the late Lyle and Marcella Eddinger. She was born in ...
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.