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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Apr 23rd, 2015

Gwinnett

Jerry James Manning, 66, Dacula
Jerry James Manning, age 66, of Dacula, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Manning Mangrum; stepfather, Dan Mangrum; s ...

Habersham

L.M. Chastain, 84, Mt. Airy
L.M. Chastain, age 84, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Mr. Chastain was born Feb. 6, 1931 in Marietta, GA to the late Luther and Jessie Lee Willia ...

Hall

Gerald L Berthold, 76, Braselton
Gerald L. Berthold age 76 of Braselton passed away Thursday April 23, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville. 
Dionisio Blasnich, 68, Braselton
Mr. Dionisio Blasnich age 68 of Braselton, Ga. Died Wednesday April 22, 2015 at the N.E. Ga.Medical Center. Funeral service will be held 6 PM Friday April 24, 2015 at the Hillsi ...

Lumpkin

Lewis Melvin Dempsey Sr, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. Lewis Melvin Dempsey Sr. age 78 of Dahlonega passed away on April 23rd, 2015 following an extended illness.  Mr. Dempsey moved from Norcross to Dahlonega in 1978 and was a ...
James Robert Simpson Sr., 59, Dahlonega
James Robert Simpson Sr., age 59, of Dahlonega, passed away, Thursday, April 23, 2015 following a brief illness. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James Simpson Jr. (L ...

Other

Henry Asa Tuten, Jr., Stone Mountain
Henry Asa Tuten Jr., Asa to his friends, died on the morning of April 23, 2015 after a long battle with Leukemia.  He is survived by his wife Linda, son Jim, daughter Ashley 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.