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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 10th, 2015

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Elizabeth Jane Butler, 70, Winder
Elizabeth Jane Butler, age 70, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-09 ...

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Larry Clonts, 48, Dawsonville
Larry Clonts, 48, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday July 9, 2015 following a sudden illness. Born May 20, 1967 in Forsyth County, he lived in Dawson County for over 30 years.& ...
Marion F. Shirley, Sr, 94, Dawsonville
Marion F. Shirley, Sr., 94, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 10, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born September 26, 1920 in Alpharetta to the ...

Forsyth

Russell T. Williams, 20, Cumming
Russell T. Williams 20, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 10, 2015. He is survived by his mother; Leah Douglass, father; David Williams; brothers Evan Williams, David Will ...

Habersham

Carlton W. Blackburn, 89, Cornelia
Carlton W. Blackburn, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Froday, July 10, 2015 in Southaven, Mississippi. Mrs. Blackburn was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Churc ...
Edwin Thom Mayes, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Edwin Thom Mayes, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville.  Rev. Lisa G ...
Lewis McDonald, 76, Alto
Lewis McDonald, age 76, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 following a sudden illness. Mr. McDonald was born on January 21, 1939 in Gainesville, Georgia to th ...

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William Robert Harlin, 84, Gainesville
William Robert Harlin, 84, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Chape ...
Boyd Washington Sosebee, 90, Gainesville
 Mr. Boyd Washington Sosebee, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness.      ...

Jackson

Eddie Mae Thurmond Hogan, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of  Mrs. Eddie Mae Thurmond Hogan, age 89 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 10, 2015.  Mrs. Hogan was born i ...

Stephens

Theo Bracewell, 70, Toccoa
Mrs. Theo Dorothy Meier Bracewell, age 70, of 16 Crestwood Dr., Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   Daughter of the late Pa ...
John Wayne “Johnson” Sertain   Mr. John Wayne “Johnson” Sertain age 57 of 41 Cottonwood Court, Toccoa passed away Thursday July 9, 2015 at Stephe ...

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George Farris, 71, Cleveland
Mr. George Farris age 71 of Cleveland passed away on July 10, 2015 following a brief illness.    He is survived by his loving wife Pamela Farris, children; Abriel F ...
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.