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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 29th, 2015

Forsyth

Wilda Bailey, 87, Cumming
Wilda Bailey, age 87 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church. She was a 70 year member and Past President of the Rebekah As ...

Hall

Annie Sue 'Nana' Lance Jones, 73, Gainesville
                Annie Sue “Nana” Lance Jones, 73, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, ...

Jackson

Lessie Minish Benton, 98, Commerce
Mrs. Lessie Minish Benton, age 98, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Benton was born in Liberty, GA to the late David Lee and Eva Leila O& ...

Lumpkin

Johnnie Raner Cisson, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Johnnie Raner Cisson, age 87 of Dahlonega passed away on April 29, 2015 at Gold City Nursing Facility following an extended illness. A native of Port Gibson, Mississippi, M ...

Other

William Wylder Nichols, 20, Lakemont, Ga.
William Wylder Nichols, 20, of Lakemont, GA, passed away April 29, 2015 in Houston County, GA. He was born in Macon, Georgia, and was the son of Maurice Edwin Nichols and Susa ...
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.