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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 21st, 2015

Forsyth

John Western Durand, age 82, of Forsyth County, passed away on November 21, 2015.  John served our country as a Ranger in the United States Army.  He is preceded in death ...

Gwinnett

Teresa Jenkins Hudson, 59, Suwanee
Teresa Jenkins Hudson, age 59, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015. She is survived by her children, Kimberley Scarbrough, Suwanee, GA and Roger Scarbrough, S ...

Habersham

William LeRoy Smith, 81, Cornelia
William LeRoy Smith, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Mr. Smith was born on July 24, 1934 in Stephens County, Georgia to the late Willia ...

Hall

Richard S Kinsey II, 53, Gainesville
Richard S. Kinsey II, 53, passed away early on Saturday morning, November 21, 2015 in Gainesville, GA, after his long courageous battle with cancer.   Richard Kinsey&rsq ...
Ken Thrash, 80, Gainesville
Ken Thrash, 80, of Gainesville passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday the 21st of November, 2015 after an unexpected accident. ...

Jackson

Joyce Helen Hawks, 90, Nicholson
Mrs. Joyce Helen Hawks, age 90, of Nicholson, GA died Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Hill Haven Nursing Home, Commerce.  Mrs. Hawks was born in Nicholson to the late John and ...
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.