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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 9th, 2015

Barrow

Howard Sweat, 64, Winder
Mr. Howard Sweat, age 64, of Winder, Georgia died March 8, 2015 at his residence. A native of Barrow County, he was a son of the late James and Lucille Anthony Sweat. He wa ...

Dawson

Bertha Margaret Estes Weeks, 93, Dawsonville
Bertha Margaret Estes Weeks went HOME to be with Jesus on March 9, 2015, after a brief illness with cancer. She was 93. Ms. Bertha lived in Dawsonville since 2005, having raised ...

Forsyth

Joyce Seabolt Cook, 61, Cumming
Joyce Seabolt Cook passed away at home in Cumming, GA on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the age of 61. She had fought a courageous battle with cancer for the last couple of years, with f ...
Thomas Alfred Pilgrim, Jr. age 86, of Cumming, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 8, 2015.He is preceded in death by his wife, Marie Pilgrim (2011); parents, Thoma ...

Hall

Harold L. Garner, 88, Gainesville
Harold Lee Garner, 88, of Gainesville, GA passed from this life to the next on March 9, 2015 in the presence of his daughters, after a brief battle with leukemia. He ...
Nora Bridges Tolbert, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Nora Elizabeth Bridges Tolbert passed away on March 9, 2015. Born in Talmo, GA, on September 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Mae Taylor and Thomas Clifford Bridges. ...
Wayne Henry Byers Sr., 89, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Henry Byers, Sr., age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following an extended illness. Funeral services ...

Jackson

Matte Jewell Sims Watson, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Matte Jewell Sims Watson, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mrs. Watson was born in Jackson County, a ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Robin Renee Westmoreland Daniel, age 49, of Commerce who passed away on Monday March 9th, 2015. She is the daughter of Carolyn W ...

Other

Robert Eugene Bearden, 64, Sparta
Robert Eugene Bearden, age 64, of Sparta, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015. Robert was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Mabel Bearden; ...
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