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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 20th, 2015

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   Rev. James E. Helton, Sr.,  age 82, of Winder, Georgia passed away December 20, 2015 at his residence.  He was born January 21, 1933 in Bethlehem, Georgia to ...

Gwinnett

Shawn Harlow, 39, Sugar Hill
Shawn Harlow, loving husband, father, son, brother and dear friend passed away on Friday, December 18, 2015 at the age of 39. He resided with his wife, three wonderful children and ...

Habersham

Ricky Leroy Furniss, 56, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Ricky Leroy Furniss, age 56, of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Stowe offi ...

Hall

Marie Joyce McLeod McCall, 82, Gainesville
Marie Joyce McLeod McCall, age 82, died Sunday, December 20th, 2015.   Joyce faithfully served the people in Rockdale County for many years retiring from the Tax Commiss ...
Betty Young, 82, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Betty Young, 82, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Willowwood Nursing Center in Flowery Branch GA.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday December 22, 2015 at 2pm ...

Jackson

Faye Elizabeth Bonner, 65, Maysville
Faye Elizabeth Bonner, age 65 of Maysville, GA passed away Sunday December 20, 2015. Mrs. Bonner was the daughter of the late Moody and Arletta Brock Hunter and was the widow of ...
Jerry Winford Dills, 66, Jefferson
Mr. Jerry Winford Dills, age 66, of Jefferson, GA died Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Gentiva Hospice at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Dills was born in Commerce to the l ...

Lumpkin

Melvin Leon Burson, 74, Dahlonega
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 23, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Melvin Leon Burson, age 74 of Dahlonega. The Rev. William “Bill ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Parnell Bondurant III, age 68 of Athens, Georgia who passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 in Athens, Georgia, after a brief illn ...

Stephens

Lloyd Chaffin Lawson, 71, Toccoa
Loyd Chaffin Lawson, age 71 of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015. Born in Stephens County on July 2, 1944, he was a son of the late Arthur and Bertha Mae Deal Lawso ...
David Larry Russell, 52, Toccoa
Mr. David Larry Russell, age 52 of 135 Brown Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A son of James and Faye Bra ...
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.