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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 1st, 2014

Dawson

Richard A. "Obie" Oberleitner, 60, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 1, 2014 at his residence.Born January 24, 1954 in Erie, Pennsylvania, he had lived in Dawson C ...

Forsyth

Inez Longobucco De Palma, 92, Johns Creek
Inez Longobucco De Palma, age 92 of Johns Creek, passed away August 1, 2014. Survivors include her children, Maretta (Tony) Trani of Johns Creek, Jack De Palma of Brooklyn, NY, Chr ...

Gwinnett

Donald Preston "Don" Vining Jr. age 51 of Buford, GA, died Friday, August 1, 2014 after an extended illness. Mr. Vining has been cremated and a celebration of life will b ...

Habersham

Dorothy Martin, 77, Demorest
Dorothy Martin, age 77, of Demorest, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center.Born in Detroit, Michigan on October 12, 1936, she was a daughter of the late J ...

Hall

Peter Edwards, 69, Gainesville
Peter Edwards (Impastato), long-time resident of Lake Lanier (Gainesville, Georgia), died Friday August 1, 2014 after a long and difficult struggle with cancer. His close friends a ...
Wilma Ernest Lord Howard, 91, Gainesville
Memorial Service are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday August 10, 2014 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Wilma Ernest Lord Howard, age 91 of Gainesville. Her Daughter Holly Howar ...

Jackson

JW Patman Jr., 67, Commerce
JW "Tommy" Patman age 67 of Commerce, GA passed away on August 1, 2014. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church at 3pm. Visitation wil ...

Other

John Howard Pennybacker, age 84 of Decatur, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 1st, 2014. At this time the family has not made arrangements. Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Ser ...
Stiliani Fafalios, 90, Atlanta
Stiliani Fafalios, age 90 of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 1st 2014. At this time services have not been made. Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, ...

Stephens

Mrs. Janis Fern Brandt Herbert, age 65 of 31 Laurel Hill Court, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Clarkesville, Georgia.A daughter of the late James and Virgin ...

White

Freddie Sue Kanady, 80, Cleveland
Freddie Sue Hicks Carder Kanady, age 80 of Cleveland, passed away, Friday, August 01, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Kanady was born August 24, 1933 in Gainesville to the late Tunni ...
Judith "Judy" Gooch Rochelle, age 64, of Rockaway Beach NY, formally of Cleveland, went to be with our Lord on August 1, 2014. Mrs. Rochelle was born on December 24, 194 ...
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.