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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 16th, 2015

Banks

Douglas Gerald Parker, age 56, of Alto, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 16, 2015, following an extended illness.   Mr. Parker was born in Kennesaw, ...

Dawson

Alan Dameron, 61, Dawsonville
Alan Dameron, 61, of Dawsonville passed away Monday November 16, 2015. Born April 4, 1954 in Marietta, Georgia to the late Woody and Opal Dameron, he had lived in Dawson County ...

Forsyth

Jimmy C. Dunbar, 73, Cumming
  Jimmy C. Dunbar, age 73 of Cumming, Ga. passed away November 16, 2015. Formerly of Decatur, IL, he had made Forsyth County his home for the past 43 years. He was preceded ...
Margaret Holtzclaw Carlyle, age 77, of Gainesville passed away Monday, November 16, 2015.  A lifelong resident of Forsyth County, Margaret was an awesome mother and grandmothe ...
Joseph Virgil Gibson, 64, Cumming
Joseph Virgil Gibson, age 64 of Cumming, died November 16 at his residence. He was a parts manager with R. B. M. Automotive group of Atlanta and Past Master of Buford Masonic Lodge ...
William “Bill” Cooper Levensalor, age 71, passed away at his home in Cumming, GA, surrounded by his family on November, 16th.  He was born on August 26th, 1944 in ...

Hall

Retha Dover Thomas Jones, 92, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday November 18, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Retha Dover Thomas Jones, age 92, of Gainesville. The Rev. John Kinse ...

Jackson

Hank Jerry Priest, 72, Commerce
Mr. Hank Jerry Priest, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Monday, November 16, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Priest was born in Lawrenceville, GA to the late Walter Atlee and Lula Bel ...

Stephens

William Terrell Payne, 78, Toccoa
Mr. William Terrell Payne, age 78 of 918 New Hope Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, November 16, 2015 at his residence.   A son of the late William Henry and Ann ...

White

Steven Wayne McGuire, 48, Cleveland
Mr. Steven Wayne McGuire, age 48 of Cleveland. Mr. McGuire passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm, Friday, November 20, 2015 in the fun ...
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.