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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 16th, 2015

Forsyth

Elba Nydia Rivera, 67, Cumming, formerly of Haverstraw, NY
Elba Nydia Rivera, age 67, formerly of Haverstraw, NY, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015. She was born in Puerto Rico. She was very proud of her children, and loved to cook ...
Ruby Clarice Hale, 94, Cumming
Ruby Clarice Hale, 94, of Cumming, GA died on February 16, 2015. Born in Clay County, WVA, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Myrtle Hamrick. Her beloved husband, George ...

Gwinnett

Dorothy Ellen Davidson Hall, 97, Lawrenceville
Dorothy Ellen Davidson Hall, 97, of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 following a period of declining health. Born in Alto, GA on March 31, 1917, she was the da ...
Franklin L. Samples, 86, Buford
Mr. Franklin L. Samples, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benoy and Mollie Samples; brothers, Harvin Sample ...
Nell Camp Bailey, 84, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Nell Camp Bailey, age 84, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Winnie Bowman Camp; great grandparents, ...
Sue Fields Heard, 65, Dacula
Sue Fields Heard, age 65, of Dacula, GA passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Leon Fields; and grandparents, Lonnie Son and Thermos Mi ...

Habersham

Harold Jesse Roberts, 82, Baldwin
Harold Jesse Roberts, age 82, of Baldwin, Georgia and formerly of Hall County, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015.Mr. Roberts was born on February 19, 1932 in Lumpkin ...

Hall

Dr. Rick Hinton, 61, Gainesville
Dr. Rick Hinton, age 61, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Monday, February 16, 2015.Rick was born August 16, 1953, in Duluth, Ga., to James Patillo Hinton and Jean Deaton Hinton. R ...
Helen Kimberly Sosebee, 73, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Helen Kimberly Sosebee, age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Peachtree Christian Hospice. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February ...
Maureen Wagenseil, 70, Gainesville
Mrs. Maureen "Mo" Wagenseil, 70 of Gainesville died Monday February 16, 2015 at her residence.Born in Rockville Center, New York, Mrs. Wagenseil had lived in Gainesville ...

Rabun

Genus Kilby Nixon, 101, Clayton
Genus Kilby Nixon, 101, of the Persimmon Community passed away at her residence Monday, February 16, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Rabun County and was the daughter of Georg ...
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.