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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 24th, 2014

Forsyth

Dr. Oliver Ennis Goettee, Jr, age 81, passed away on June 24, 2014. He was a graduate of The Citadel and Emory University Dental School. He practiced dentistry in the Atlanta are ...
Erlene Johnson, 78, Cumming
Erlene Johnson, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday June 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Ethel Jones, her brothers TJ, Granville (Bud), Grover (Billy ...
Erlene Margaret Johnson, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Gold City Assisted Living , Dahlonega, GA. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 28, ...

Gwinnett

Norma June Preston, 89, Suwanee
Norma June Preston, 89, passed away early Tuesday morning from complications arising from an unexpected surgery. She was a loving wife, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-gr ...

Hall

Alvin E. Saltsgiver, 78, Gainesville
Alvin E. Saltsgiver, 78, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Ormsby, PA passed away June 23, 2014.Alvin was born February 7, 1936 in Johnstown, PA to the late Angus and Ruth Saltsgiver ...
Mary K. Anderson, 91, Murrayville
Mary Kanaday Anderson (MaMa), age 91 of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a period of declining health. Funera ...
Thomas J. Davis, Jr., 82, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Jackson Davis Jr. was born in Rome, Georgia on July 21, 1931. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master of Science degree in Animal Science in 1955. He ...

Lumpkin

Willard L. Buffington, 91, Dahlonega
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday June 27, 2014 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Willard Lee Buffington, 91, of Dahlonega. Rev. Gerald Tanton and Rev. David Lyle wil ...
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.