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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 14th, 2015

Dawson

Dr. Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, Marble Hill
Dr. Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, of Marble Hill, formerly of Dekalb County, passed away Wednesday January 14, 2015 following a period of declining health.Born February 3, 1935 in Detro ...

Forsyth

Douglas Besen, 76, Cumming
Douglas Besen, age 76, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on January 14, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, Doug lived most of his life in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, retiring to Georgia five ye ...

Habersham

Mary Helen James Burrell, 88, Cornelia
Mary Helen James Burrell, age 88, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.Mrs. Burrell was born on December 10, 1926 in Cornelia, Georgia to the late Garnet ...

Hall

Evelyn Julia Pruitt Roper, age 87, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 following an extended illness. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church of Gainesvill ...
Robert Lee 'Bob' Stephenson, 51, Gainesville
Robert Lee "Bob" Stephenson, 51, of Baker Road, Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...

Jackson

Jeannette Sexton Harris, 86, Hoschton
Jeannette Sexton Harris, age 86, of Hoschton and formerly of Marion, NC passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Mrs. Harris was survived by her son Jimmy Harris of Hoschton; daug ...
Peter I. Markov, Commerce
Peter I. Markov was born in Trambesh Bulgaria to the late John Ivanov and Maria Popova Markov. In addition to his parents, Peter was preceded in death by his brother, Alexander Ma ...

Lumpkin

Deegan Allen Baucom, 7, Dahlonega
Deegan Allen Baucom, age 7, went to be with the Lord our Father on 14 January, 2015 surrounded by family and friends. Deegan's interest included handing out with family, atten ...
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.