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Local Obits for Fri. May 15th, 2015

Habersham

David Michael Nelms, 52, Demorest
  David Michael Nelms, age 52, of Demorest, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015. Born on February 5, 1963, in Demorest, he was a son of Grover Lee Nelms and the late Hazel ...

Hall

Christopher Joseph Walker, Jr. M.D.  (Kit) passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 at his home. Dr. Walker is preceded in death by his parents Christopher Joseph Walker, Sr. an ...
Rita Jäger, Gainesville
Rita “Kaye” Jäger 67, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2 ...
Emmitt William White Sr., 92, Gainesville
Emmitt William White, Sr., age 92 of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, at Morningside Assisted Living, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of al ...

Jackson

Dorothy Austin, 68, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mrs. Dorothy Austin age 68, of Commerce who passed away at her residence on Friday May 15, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late ...
Jack Thompson, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Jack L. Thompson, Jr., 74, of Nicholson died Friday, May 15, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Thompson was born in Watkinsville to the late, Jack L. Thompson, Sr. and Bonnie Hit ...

Other

Robert C. Fowler, 72, Newborn
Mr. Robert C. Fowler, age 72, of Newborn passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Piedmont Hospital, following an extended illness.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Mond ...
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.