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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 27th, 2015

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Vonda Sue Cooper, 55, Statham
Vonda Sue Cooper, age 55, of Statham passed away Friday, November 27, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Catherine Ivy Taylor, 78, Winder
 Mrs. Catherine Ivy Taylor, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 26,  2015.  Born in Duluth, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Ethel Garmo ...

Forsyth

Timothy "Tim" J. Sotack, age 69, of Forsyth County, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015.  Tim loved to travel, golf, bake, and entertain.  He is preceded i ...

Gwinnett

Winnie H. “Polly” Thornton, age 92 of Buford, GA died Friday, November 27, 2015. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Mem ...
Josephine F. “Josie” Wilson, 94, of Suwanee, GA died on November 27, 2015.   Born in Ambler, PA she was the daughter of the late Adolf and Frances Primo. The fa ...

Habersham

Jessie Mae Fain Colston, 87, Demorest
Jessie Mae Fain Colston, age 87, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 26, 2015 following a sudden illness.   Mrs. Colston was born o ...
Larry Smith, 61, Cornelia
Larry Smith, age 61 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015. Born in Habersham County on January 21, 1954, he was a son of the late Noble and Lizzie Payne Smith. Mr. ...

Hall

Johnny C. Brock, 75, Gillsville
?Funeral services will be held @ 2:00 pm Monday Nov. 30, 2015 in the Chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Johnny C. Brock 75 of Gillsville, Ga. with Interment to f ...
Irene Pickelsimer Cochran, 76, Gainesville
               Irene Pickelsimer Cochran, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015 at Nort ...
Mr. James "Jim" Francis Cook, Sr. of Gainesville passed away Friday November 27,2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be Tuesday ...
Jewell Elveta McGraw, 79, Gainesville
       Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday November 30, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Jewell Elveta McGraw, age 79, of Ga ...
Billy Dean Thompson Sr., 80, of Oakwood passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Peachtree Hospice following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, De ...
Mary Malena Twiggs, 45, Gillsville
Ms. Mary Malena Twiggs age 45 of Gillsville passed away on Friday November 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Nona Harrison Whitmire, 106, Gainesville
Mrs. Nona Harrison Whitmire, age 106, of Gainesville, Georgia died Thursday, November 26, 2015.                 Born on September 7, 1909 ...
Deacon Bennie Neal Williams, 71, Gainesville
Home Going Celebration of Life Services for Deacon Bennie Neal  Williams (71) of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 11:00 AM, New Life Missi ...
Margie N. Wilson, 68, Lula
Margie N. Wilson, 68, of Lula, died Friday November 27, 2015.  Margie was born in White County on March 17, 1947 to the late Harvey and Catherine Coker. In addition to her ...

Other

Lloyd James Gilreath, 79, Somerville, TN
Lloyd James Gilreath, age 79, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and husband of Jean Powell Gilreath, departed this life Friday morning, November 27, 2015 at the Bolivar General Hos ...

Stephens

Mrs. Agnes Blanche Sims Lewallen, age 74 of 416 E. Tugalo Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 27, 2015 at Habersham Medical Center.   A daughter of the la ...
Hubert “Junior” Simmons                        & ...
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.