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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 5th, 2015

Forsyth

Barbara Ann Norrell Palaio passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015. She was born on June 9, 1934 in Cumming, Georgia. Barbara graduated from the University of Georgia with ...

Gwinnett

Irene D Harrell, 91, Lawrenceville
Irene D. Harrell, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-eight years, Jack L. Harrell. She is su ...

Hall

Sal Daria, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Sal Daria, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton with his family, by his side.   Fun ...
Edward H. Grant, 79, Hoschton
Mr. Edward H. Grant, age 79, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville with his family.   Memorial Servi ...
Irene Miller Roper, 89, Flowery Branch
Irene Miller Roper, age 89 of Flowery Branch, GA died Saturday, December 5, 2015. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chap ...
Ricky Leslie Tate Jr., 31, Gainesville
Mr. Ricky Leslie Tate Jr. 31 years old, of Gainesville, Ga. Departed this life on Saturday, December 5, 2015.  Ricky was born in Memphis Tennessee to Cerita Graffaree, and Mr. ...

Jackson

Evelyn Miller Richardson, 96, Commerce
Mrs. Evelyn Miller Richardson, age 96, of Commerce, formerly of Dublin, GA died Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Richardson spent eleven years ...

Lumpkin

Tyler Wayne Derrer, 31, Gainesville
Tyler Wayne Derrer, age 31 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015. Mr. Derrer was born March 28, 1984 in Gainesville, Georgia to Douglas Edward Derrer and Jennie ...
Georgette Lynn Fitts, 38, Dahlonega
Georgette Lynn Fitts, age 38, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.   Georgette was a lifelong resident of Lum ...
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.