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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 27th, 2015

Forsyth

Bill Usbeck, 63, Buford
Mr. Bill Usbeck, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Bonnie Robertson Usbeck, Buford, GA; children, Amy ...
Chris Croft, 52, Cumming
Chris Croft, age 52 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Croft; daughter, Cortney Boles and her mother, Helen Cowart. ...
Ronny Reamer Floyd, 71, Cumming
Ronny Reamer Floyd, age 71, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015. A native of Lake City, SC, Mr. Floyd loved hunting, fishing, his animals and being outdoors. He is p ...
William "Shorty" Strayhorn, age 84 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Cumming. Shorty is preceded in death ...

Gwinnett

Bruno G. Canario, 90, Suwanee
Bruno G. Canario, 90, of Suwanee, GA died on January 27, 2015 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Elvira and Antonio Canario.Bruno served ...
Johnny B. Fricks, Sr., 77, Buford
Johnny B. Fricks, Sr., age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Allene Cole Fricks; sister and brother-in- ...
LaNell M. Haggard, 74, Buford
LaNell M. Haggard, age 74 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mil ...

Habersham

Willie Mae Ward McCommon, 90, Gillsville
WILLIE MAE WARD McCOMMON, age 90, of Gillsville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Northridge Nursing Facility.Mrs. McCommon was born on November 14, 1924 in Clermont ...

Hall

Inez Brock, 86, Gainesville
Inez Brock, 86, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 following an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Hall County she was born on January 21, 1929. Mrs. B ...
Sarah Evelyn Nix, 93, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday January 30, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Sarah Evelyn (Pidge) Nix age 93 of Gainesville. The Rev. Earl Pirkle and ...

Jackson

Bonnie Cowart Loggins, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Bonnie Cowart Loggins, age 77 of Commerce died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Loggins was born in Commerce to the late, Hoyt and Mamie Wil ...

Stephens

Mr. Clinton Eugene Simmons, age 59 of 676 Chapel Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at his residence.A son of the late Ben J. and Mary Elizabeth Whitfield ...

White

Vicki Lynn Davis, 62, Cleveland
Vicki Lynn Davis, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away pm Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Grady Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Davis was born on September 9, 1952, in Atlanta, GA, to the late Wi ...
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.