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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 10th, 2015

Gwinnett

Demie Hilley Rumsey, 83, Buford
Mrs. Demie Hilley Rumsey, age 83 of 2325 Morgans Run Court, Buford, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 10, 2015 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Inman and E ...

Habersham

Tommy Barnes, 68, Toccoa
Tommy Barnes, age 68, of Toccoa, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, following an extended illness.  Mr. Barnes was born on July 10, 1947, i ...
Ethelene Sears Stroud, 87, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ethelene Sears Stroud, age 87, of Clarkesville, will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 2:00 pm from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Burial will ...

Hall

Mildred Garrison, 82, Gillsville
  Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2015 in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mildred Garrison, age 82, of Gillsville. Rev. Bradley Elli ...
Eunice Gravitt Cantrell, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Eunice Gravitt Cantrell, 92, of Gainesville died Saturday October 10, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Crisp County, Mrs. Ca ...

Jackson

Mike Patterson, 54, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mike Patterson, age 54 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, October 8, 2015.  Mr. Patterson was born in Winder, ...

Rabun

Martha Welborn Taylor, 82, Mountain City
  Martha Welborn Taylor, 82, of Mountain City, passed away October 10th after a brief illness. Born January 7th 1933 to Bowden and Marie Coffee Welborn in the Germany Mo ...
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.