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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 17th, 2015

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Oliver "Pete" Swords, 87, Winder
Mr. Oliver “Pete” Swords, age 87, of Winder, Georgia went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2015.  He was a veteran of The United States Army, The United States Air ...

Dawson

George Abee, 73, Dawsonville
George Abee, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Friday April 17, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born February 25, 1942 in Lumpkin County to the late F ...

Forsyth

Howard Edward Dale, 71, Cumming
Howard Edward Dale, 71, of Cumming passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at his residence following and extended illness. Mr. Dale was born on July 31, 1943 in Gainesville to th ...
Matthew Hughes, 44, Cumming
Matthew Hughes , age 44 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Olen and Loy Whitt, Newman and Olure Hughes.   He is ...
Joyce Brooks Summers, 84, Cumming
Joyce Brooks Summers, age 84 of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2015.  She was an avid Braves Baseball fan, loved her Lord, and her Church and her family. ...

Habersham

Carrie Ledford Black, 77, Demorest
Carrie “Carol” Ledford Black, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, April 17, 2015. Mrs. Ledford was born on July 30, 1937 in Clayto ...

Hall

Ruby Roberts Edge, 86, Gainesville
Ruby Roberts Edge age 86 of Gainesville passed away Friday April 17, 2015. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Saturday April 18, 2015 at the funeral home, and again on Sun ...

Jackson

Rufus Pharr Bradshaw, 71, Jefferson
Rufus Pharr Bradshaw, age 71, of Jefferson passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.  Mr. Bradshaw loved his family and gospel music.  He was survived by his son Stanley Bradsh ...
Marilyn Gossage Donnell, 76, Braselton
Marilyn Gossage Donnell, age 76, of Braselton passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome ...
Jonathan Nathallen Ladon Nix, 25, Pendergrass
Jonathan Nathallen Ladon Nix, 25, of Pendergrass passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Winder Barrow Hospital following an auto accident. Mr. Nix was born on October 12, 1989 ...

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Linda Bernedett Chew, 72, Johns Creek
Linda Bernadett (Moore) Chew, 72, of Johns Creek, GA, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015, at home.  Born in Martinsville, VA, she was the daughter of the late Lemmie and Ge ...

Stephens

Travis Wayne Banks, 58, Toccoa
Mr. Travis Wayne Banks, age 58 of 118 Merritts Circle, Toccoa, GA passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.             A ...
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.