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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 8th, 2015

Banks

William Erskine "Bill" Smith, Jr., age 74, of Alto, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015.Born on June 17, 1940, in Walton County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Will ...

Dawson

June Young, 79, Dawsonville
June Young, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday March 8, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.Born August 6, 1935 in Dawson County to the lat ...
Mildred Griffith Broome, 82, Dawsonville
Mildred Griffith Broome, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday March 8, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Broome was born August 30, 1932 in Fort Payne, Alab ...

Forsyth

Kathryn Sears, 86, Cumming
Kathryn Sears, born September 11th, 1928, passed with peace and grace on March 8th, 2015. She is survived by her brothers John Sears Jr., Allen Sears, and sister Alashia Dawson, a ...
Lynda Couch Murphy, 69, Cumming
Lynda Couch Murphy age 69, of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Lynda was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. Lynda retired from Tyson's after 43 years of servi ...

Habersham

Jackie Craft, 51, Cornelia
Jackie Craft age 51 of Cornelia, Ga. died Sunday March 8, 2015 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center.A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday March 11, 2015 at the Hillside Chape ...

Hall

Gaynelle Haynie Hurley, 95, Hoschton
Mrs. Gaynelle Haynie Hurley, 95 of Hoschton died Sunday March 8, 2015 at the Oaks of Braselton.Born in Hoschton, Georgia, Mrs. Hurley had lived in Hall County for most of her life. ...
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.