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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 31st, 2015

Dawson

John William Keating, 55, Dawsonville
John William Keating, 55, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born September 13, 19 ...

Habersham

Phillip Lewis Cook, 80, Cornelia
Phillip Lewis Cook, age 80, of Cornelia, Georgia, formerly of St. Petersburg, Florida went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 31, 2015 following a sudden illness. ...
Edward Lee Gerrin, 59, Alto
Edward Lee Gerrin, age 59 of Alto, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Gerrin was born December 10, 1956 in Demorest to Dorothy Jean Wade Gerrin and th ...
Jessica Dawn Spivey, 39, Cornelia
  Jessica Dawn Spivey, age 39 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015. Born in Stephens County on June 18, 1976, she was a daughter of the late Joan Mille M ...

Hall

Joyce Juanita Peck Sexton, 82, Murrayville
Mrs. Joyce Juanita Peck Sexton, age 82, of Murrayville, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Jackson

Donnie E. Welch, 63, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donnie E. Welch, age 63, of Maysville, who passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Mr. Welch was born in Jacksonville Florida, a s ...

Other

Albert Lee Watkins, 92, Dandridge, TN; formerly of Clayton
Mr. Albert Lee Watkins, age 92 of Dandridge, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Sevierville Healthcare and Rehab.   A son of the late Jim and Roxie Keen ...
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
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