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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 18th, 2015

Banks

Ruth Violet Davis, 87, Homer
Ruth Violet Davis, age 87 of Homer, GA passed away Sunday Oct. 18, 2015.  Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Jim Ray and Maude Jump Ray and was the widow of Howell Dav ...
Mrs. Brenda Louise Roberts, age 68 of Homer died Sunday, October 18, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Roberts was born in Commerce to the late, Tommy and Syble Saxon Martin, Sr. & ...

Forsyth

Samuel Jordan Palaio, 26, Cumming
Samuel Jordan Palaio, 26, of Cumming, GA died on October 18, 2015.  He was the son of the late Shawn Palaio and Vina Palaio of Hanahan, SC.   In addition to his mot ...

Hall

William Ernest Pitchford, 87, Murrayville
William Ernest Pitchford, 87, of Murrayville, Ga.  passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Pitchford was born on January 23 ...
Lula Mae Thomas, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Lula Mae Thomas, 87 of Gainesville died Sunday October 18, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Fun ...
Lula Mae Gilstrap Thomas, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Lula Mae Gilstrap Thomas, 87 of Gainesville died Sunday October 18, 2015 at her residence. Born in Fulton County, Mrs. Thomas had lived in Hall County for most of her life. ...
Mary Grace Thomas Turk, 89, Braselton
Graveside Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday October 20, 2015 at New Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery for Mary Grace Thomas Turk, age 89 of Braselton. The Rev. Ch ...

Lumpkin

  Jeanette Trammell Anderson, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.   Jeanette was a n ...
Guenia Faye Kanaday, 88, Dahlonega
            Mrs. Guenia Faye Kanaday, age 88 of Dahlonega, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at her residence following ...
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.