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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 31st, 2015

Forsyth

James J.J. Jinks, 54, Cumming
James J.J. Jinks, age 54 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Bailey; grandparents; his mother-in-law, Sallie Farris ...
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our son and brother, William Matthew Kleem, in his sleep the morning of January 31, 2015. Tremendous sadness because W ...

Gwinnett

Gussie Sutton Escoe, 69, Buford
Gussie Sutton Escoe, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015. She is survived by her husband of forty-seven years, Ray M. Escoe, Buford, GA; children, Bobby ...
Ola Kimbrell Brown, 78, Buford
Ola Kimbrell Brown, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Danny Brown. She is survived by her children, Deena D. Th ...

Habersham

Hoyt Neely, 90, Cornelia
Hoyt Neely, age 90, of Cornelia, GA., past away, Saturday, January 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his son Andrew Neely. He is survived by his wife, Lorre D. Neely. Funeral s ...
Kathleen Mathis Bellamy, age 88, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Saturday January 31, 2015. Mrs. Bellamy was born in Jefferson, Georgia on December 23, 1926 to the late Elbert ...

Hall

Bobbie Joyce Cagle Wingo, 79, Gainesville
Bobbie Joyce Cagle Wingo, 79, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at her residence following and extended illness. Funeral services will be held on We ...
Lillie Mae Rooks, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Lillie Mae Rooks age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday January 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday February 03, 20 ...
Lillie Rooks, 88, Gainesville
Lillie Rooks, 88, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 ...
Mr. Lyman "Pee Wee" Williams departed this life on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. He was the son of the late ...
Margaret Anne "Peggy" McGowan Peacock, age 81, of Gainesville, GA. Died Saturday January 31, 2015. Born in Augusta, Ga on Oct 5, 1933 to Henri Charbonnier McGowan and E ...
Richard Hester, 87, Flowery Branch
Richard Lee Hester "Poppy" of Flowery Branch Georgia, died January 21, 2015 at his home in Flowery Branch surrounded by his family. He was born in Los Angeles California ...

Jackson

Mrs. Bertie Mae Ivester Gordon, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at University Nursing and Rehab. Mrs. Gordon was born in Danielsville to the late Lemmie an ...
Roger Metcalf, 58, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Roger Metcalf, age 58, of Jefferson , who passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015. Funeral Services are incomplete at this time.Evans ...

Lumpkin

Dena Grizzle Justus, 89, Dahlonega
Dena Grizzle Justus, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was a homemaker and a member of Salem Baptis ...
Ila Mae Hollifield, 104, Dahlonega
Ila Mae Hollifield Duff, age 104, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, retired from North GA College in Dahlonega, ...

White

Mary Evon Paschal, 87, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Mary Evon Paschal, age87 of Cleveland. Mrs. Paschal passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015. Funeral services aresche ...
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.