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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 15th, 2015

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William G. Maddox, 52, Statham
William G. Maddox, age 52 of Statham, GA passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015. Mr. Maddox was the son of the late William C. and Rachel Joyce Metcalf Maddox. He was a self emp ...

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Emma Akins Shoemake, 83, Cumming
  Emma Akins Shoemake, age 83, born June 26, 1932 passed away on October 15, 2015 Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 19, 2015 at Byars Funeral ...

Jackson

Jimmy C. Whitlock, 73, Commerce
Mr. Jimmy C. Whitlock, age 73, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Whitlock was born in Jefferson to the late Samuel Lee and Ethel Wilson Wh ...

Lumpkin

Peter "Pete" Paul Benna, 87, Dahlonega
Peter "Pete" Paul Benna, age 87 of Dahlonega , passed away on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 following an extended illness. Pete was born in Milwaukee, WI. and later mov ...
Janet Lynn Palmer, 57, Dahlonega
Janet Lynn Palmer, age 57, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born in Hall County on March 3, 1958 to p ...
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.