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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 21st, 2014

Forsyth

Martha Wallace Evans, 95, Cumming
Martha Wallace Evans, age 95 of Cumming, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years; James L. Evans. Martha loved to travel with her ...

Gwinnett

Roger C. Webb, 59, Buford
Roger C. Webb, age 59 of Buford, GA died suddenly Thursday, August 21, 2014. Mr. Webb has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM a ...

Habersham

Bill Dailey, 86, Baldwin
Bill Dailey, age 86 of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his residence. Born in Hayesville, North Carolina, on January 18, 1928, he was a son of the late Mitch and ...
LARRY VINCENT SELESKA, 72, Cornelia
LARRY VINCENT SELESKA, age 72, of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his residence.Born in Buffalo, New York on May 17, 1942, he was the son of the late Harry and ...

Hall

Carolyn M. Eaton, 76, Flowery Branch
Carolyn M. Eaton, 76, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday August 20, 2014. She was born September 2, 1937, in St. Charles, MO. where she also attended Lindenwood Universit ...
Kenneth Homer Gearin, 79, Clermont
Mr. Kenneth Homer Gearin, age 79, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr.Gearin was a native and lifelong resident of the Clermo ...
Verita Inez "Rita" Parker White, age 65 of Buford, GA died suddenly Thursday, August 21, 2014. A Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 6-8 PM at the funer ...

Lumpkin

Daniel 'Dan' Leroy Tyler, 62, Dahlonega
Daniel "Dan" Leroy Tyler, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA died August 21, 2014.Memorial Services are scheduled for 10 AM Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Cha ...

Other

Joe 'Joe Joe' Smith, 50, Royston
Joe "Joe Joe" Smith, age 50, of Royston, Georgia, formerly of Habersham County passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2014.A memorial service will be held at a later date. ...

Stephens

Polly Bailey Payne, 93, Toccoa
Mrs. Polly Bailey Payne, age 93, of 8020 Hwy 320, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at her residence. A daughter of the late Cooper and Bertha Perkins Bailey, she ...

Union

Greg (GT) Turner, 65, Suches
Greg "GT" Turner, age 65, of Suches, GA and formerly of San Francisco, CA passed away Monday, August 18, 2014.Greg had lived in Suches, GA for over 15 years. A native of ...
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.