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Local Obits for Mon. May 26th, 2014

Dawson

David E. Johnson, 72, Dawsonville
David E. Johnson, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Monday May 26, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.Born May 9, 1942 in Edison, Georgia to the late James V. and J ...

Forsyth

Jessie Tinsley, 72, Cumming
Jessie Tinsley, age 72 of Cumming, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Alene Tinsley; sister, Emma Brady; brothers, Willie Frank &qu ...

Habersham

Betty Simpson Ledford, 70, Mt. Airy
Betty Simpson Ledford, age 70, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014.Mrs. Ledford was born on September 19, 1943, in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Clare ...
Clayton Andrew Martin, 20, Baldwin
Clayton Andrew Martin, age 20, went to be with the Lord Monday, May 26, 2014. Born in Jackson County May 3, 1994 he is the son of Juli (Tomlin) and Johnny Irvin, Baldwin and Andy M ...

Hall

Benjamin (Schoolboy) Ivey, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Benjamin "Schoolboy" Ivey, age 73 of Gainesville, Georgia was born August 29, 1940 and passed away May 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Boizelle I ...
Billy H. Farr, Sr., 69, Gainesville
Billy H. Farr, Sr., 69, of Gainesville passed away May 26, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with his wife and family by his side. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday ...
Cora Idelle Loggins Fowler, 94, Gainesville
Cora Idelle Loggins Fowler, age 94 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Douglas Ray Sosebee, 63, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Wednesday May 28, 2014 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Douglas Ray Sosebee, 63, of Gainesville . Rev. Grady White will officiate and burial wi ...
Kenneth M. Beard, 60, Flowery Branch
Mr. Kenneth M. Beard, age 60, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, J. M. Beard, and his grandparents, Alvin and Mary ...
V.J. Strickland, 78, Clarkesville, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. V.J. Strickland, 78 of Clarkesville formerly of Gainesville died Monday May 26, 2014 at his residence. Born in Forsyth County, Mr. Strickland had lived in Hall County for most ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for Harold Wallace (Pete) Haynes, 78, of Commerce, who died Monday morning at his residence. He was the son of the late Earnest and W ...
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.