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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 24th, 2015

Banks

Ben Preston Gordon, 79, Maysville
Mr. Ben Preston Gordon, age 79, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Gordon was born in Commerce to the late Willie F. and Vassie Lewalle ...

Forsyth

Joel 'Buddy' Burnett, 79, Cumming
Joel "Buddy" Burnett, age 79, of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was a member of Free Home Community Church. Buddy is survived by his wife Barbara Bu ...

Habersham

Brandi Browner, 35, Baldwin
Brandi Lashun Browner, age 35 of Baldwin, passed away into the arms of our Lord on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.Born in Demorest, Georgia on July 16, 1979, she was the daughter of J.L. ...
Donald Lee Southerland, 78, Kennesaw, originally from Habersham County
Donald Lee Southerland, age 78 of Kennesaw, GA passed away on February 8, 2015. Don was born in Habersham County, Georgia in 1936. He graduated from North Habersham High School in ...

Hall

Dorothy Laverne Brinkley-Edwards, age 55, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Janise Hunt and husband Lanre Magreola, Augus ...
Grace Rachel Millwood Lancaster, 91, Flowery Branch
Grace Rachel Millwood Lancaster, 91, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will b ...
John Michael Hoyman, 48, Gainesville
Mr. John Michael Hoyman, age 48, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on Monday, March 23, 2015. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 27, 2015 in the Chapel of Memori ...
Kenneth H. Holtz, 83, Gainesville
Kenneth H. Holtz, 83, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. A Memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 in the chapel of Little & Dave ...
Sandra Shaw Alderman, 75, Gainesville
Sandra Shaw Alderman, 75, of Gainesville, Georgia, died peacefully after a brief illness on March 24, 2015. She was born on November 7, 1939 in England. She is predeceased by he ...

Lumpkin

Edith Cleo Black Lance, 77, Dahlonega
Edith Cleo Black Lance, "Ma", age 77, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, a homemaker, and of the Baptist ...
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.