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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 29th, 2015

Banks

Edna Hardy Gowder, 80, Maysville
  Mrs. Edna Hardy Gowder, age 80, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, October 29, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mrs. Gowder was born in Lincolnton, NC to the la ...

Forsyth

Frank Nagy, 80, Cumming
Frank Nagy, 80, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015.  A native of Hazelwood and South Park, Pennsylvania,  Mr. Nagy was a U.S. Air Force veteran an ...
Sharon Dionne, 61, Cumming
In loving memory of Sharon Dionne, age 61, from Cumming, GA who passed away early Thursday morning on October 29th. Born Sharon Leonard of Chicago, Illinois. She was an Esthetician ...
William M. (Bill) Evans, age 82 of Cumming, Georgia, (formerly of Marietta) passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife, Pat Evans, and his parents ...

Gwinnett

Kathleen C. “Kay” Davis, 60, Sugar Hill
Kathleen C. “Kay” Davis, age 60 of Sugar Hill, GA died Thursday, October 29, 2015 following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 5, 2 ...
William Patton, 74, Buford
William “Bill” Patton, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife of seven and a half years, Evelyn Patton, Buford, GA; da ...
William “Bill” Patton, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife of seven and a half years, Evelyn Patton, Buford, GA; da ...

Habersham

John Chandler Adams, 72, Clarkesville
Funeral services for, John Chandler Adams, age 72 of Clarksville, Ga. will be held at 2:00 pm  Sunday November 1, 2105 in Wauka Mountain Baptist Church, interment will be in t ...
Annie Burrell Marcus, 80, Clarkesville
Annie Burrell Marcus, age 80, of Clarkesville, GA passed away on October 29th following an extended illness.   Mrs. Marcus was a lifelong resident of Habersham County and & ...
Ronald "Ronnie" McCune, 75, Cornelia
  Ronald “Ronnie” McCune, age 75 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. Born in Fulton County on December 16, 1939, he was a son of the late Wi ...

Hall

Major Woodford, 77, Gainesville
            Mrs. Major Woodford, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medica ...
Dean Anderson Sullens, 75, Gainesville
Funeral services for Dean Anderson Sullens age 75, of Gainesville, Ga. will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday November 3, 2015 in Strickland Funeral Home chapel. Interment will be in Stra ...

Jackson

William Thomas Gardiner, 58, Nicholson
William Thomas Gardiner, age 58 of Nicholson, GA passed away Thursday October 29, 2015.   Mr. Gardiner was the son of the late Ferd and May Bell Emmett Gardiner and was ...
Cynthia Nancy Marie Parris, age 61 of Maysville, GA passed away Thursday October 29, 2015. Ms. Parris was the daughter of Marie Ledford Powell Parris and the late William S. Par ...

Lumpkin

Vaughn Ricketts, 76, Dahlonega
Vaughn Ricketts, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a brief illness.   Vaughn wa ...
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.