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Local Obits for Sat. May 16th, 2015

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Frances Hall, 80, Statham
   Mrs. Frances Hall, age 80, of Statham, Georgia died May 16, 2015 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Will and Sarah Adeline Watkins Chambers.  ...
Jonathon Corey Wells, 26, Winder
Jonathan Corey Wells, age 26, of Winder passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-65 ...

Forsyth

Alma Geist Cap, 98, Cumming
Alma Geist Cap, 98, of Cumming, GA, originally from Califon, NJ and longtime resident of Perth Amboy, NJ, passed away at the Embracing Hospice Center in Cumming, GA on May 16, 2015 ...

Gwinnett

Meredith Ann Forlenza, 33, Buford
Meredith Ann Forlenza, 33, of Buford, GA, passed away on Saturday, May 16, at her home, after a 10-month battle against triple negative breast cancer.   Meredith’s ...

Hall

Virginia 'Ginnie' Brown, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia "Ginnie" Brown, age 87, of Gainesville, Georgia arrived at her heavenly home Saturday, May 16, 2015.         &nbs ...
John Lee Givogre, III, 20, Gainesville
John Lee Givogre, III, age 20, of Gainesville, Georgia, went to be with his Lord Jesus on Saturday, May 16, 2015.           &nb ...
Delta Austin Smith, 97, Cumming
  Delta Austin Smith, 97, passed away May 16, 2015, after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Edward Smith.   She is survived by fiv ...
Carrie Hazel (Williams) Wright, 93, of Gainesville passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at her residence.           ...

Jackson

Mac Cates, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mac Cates, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Saturday, May 16, 2015.  Funeral Services are incomplete at thi ...
Samuel MacArthur Cates, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Samuel MacArthur “Mack” Cates, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, May 16, 2015.  Mr. Cates ...
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Ruth Lewallen Lawson, 88, who passed away on Saturday morning, May 16, 2015.  Mrs. Lawson was the daughter of the late John W ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Clinton Scott O’Neal, age 28, of Tucker who passed away on May 16th, 2015. He was the son of the late Michael D. O’N ...

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Jane (Clara) Christopher, age 62, of Canton, GA passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her father, John Walter Christopher.  She is survived ...

Stephens

Wesley Kyle Teate, 16, Martin
Wesley Kyle Teate, age 16, of 79 Julian Westmoreland Drive, Martin, GA, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.   A son of David Teate ...

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Phyllis Mongue, 93, Cleveland
Mrs. Phyllis Mongue age 93 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, May16, 2015 at her residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by ...
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.