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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 27th, 2015

Forsyth

John Joseph Dumphy, 78, Cumming
John Joseph Dumphy, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday June 27, 2015. Born August 29, 1936 in Worcester, MA to the late T. Francis and Mary Dumphy, he had lived in Forsyth ...
Frank B. (Big Daddy) Pounds, Sr. age 91, of Cumming passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Pounds served in World War II. He was a former member and Ordained ...
Cecil Tidwell, 65, Cumming
Cecil Tidwell, age 65, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Lee Tidwell Sr. and 7 siblings.   C ...

Habersham

Raymond Holbrooks, 81, Baldwin
  Raymond Holbrooks, age 81 of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Toccoa, ...
Heidi McGrew, 69, Helen
Heidi McGrew, age 69, of Helen, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Ms. McGrew was born on May 26, 1946 in Germany to Wiegand and Lina Marställer. She was a m ...

Hall

Jack Clyburn Miller, 92, Hoschton
Mr. Jack Clyburn Miller, age 92, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Memorial Park South Cemetery. ...
Jeanne K. Nye, 89, Gainesville
?Jeanne K. Nye, 89, of Gainesville, died Saturday June 27, 2015.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home & Crematory.

Jackson

Xerlan Hazen Swaffar, 104, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Xerlan Hazen Swaffar, age 104, of Jefferson GA, who passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Mrs. Swaffar was born on a farm near Cent ...
Bernard Lynn Webb, Jr., 62, Hoschton
Bernard Lynn Webb, Jr., age 62, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Memorial services will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home. The family wi ...

Lumpkin

Pegi Lauren Black, 68, Dahlonega
Mrs. Pegi Lauren Black, age 68, of Dahlonega passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Ga following the return of an extended illness. Born in Pari ...

Stephens

  Mrs. Betty Ann Shirley Lawson, age 85, of 762 Rock Creek Road, Toccoa, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, at Athens Regional Medical Center.   A daughter of th ...

White

Jonathan Barnes Johnson, 80, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jonathan Barnes Johnson, age 80 of Cleveland. John passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Funeral services are schedule ...
Jonathon Johnson, 80, Cleveland
Jonathon Johnson, 80 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health.  Funeral arrangements are in complete and will b ...
Geneva Turner, 87, Cleveland
Mrs. Geneva Turner, age 87, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Turner was born on April 7, 1928 to the late Fred and Annie Garmon Gil ...
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.