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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 13th, 2015

Forsyth

John Ward Morton, 54, Cumming
John Ward Morton, age 54, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on July 13, 2015 after bravely facing a multitude of serious complications following an ATV accident in 2012. His long ba ...

Gwinnett

Marc S. Edwards, 47, Buford
. Marc S. Edwards, age 47, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Paula Vineyard Edwards. He is survived by his father, Don ...
James C. “Smitty” Smith, age 85 of Suwanee, GA passed away peacefully on Monday, July 13, 2015. Funeral service will be held Friday, July 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM at Hamilto ...
Charles John Stott, Sr., 72, Lawrenceville
Charles John Stott, Sr., age 72, of Lawrenceville passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015.  A family memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Lawson Fune ...

Hall

Jeremy Shawn Carnes, 31, Gainesville
Jeremy Shawn Carnes, 31, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Jeremy is preceded in death by his Grandfathers Jack Carnes and John C. Martin.   Survivors ...
Terry Scott Eason, 47, Gainesville
Terry Scott Eason, 45, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015 following a lifelong battle with Juvenile Diabetes.   Terry is preceded in death by his m ...
Homer Glasper, 75, Gainesville
Homer Glasper, age 75 of Gainesville Georgia passed away on Monday. Memorial services will be held on Saturday at Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home at 2 PM. Professional Services ...

Jackson

William Gary Escoe, 71, Commerce, formerly of Oakwood
Mr. William Gary Escoe, 71 of Commerce formerly of Oakwood died Sunday July 12, 2015 at his residence. Born in Athens, Ga. , Mr. Escoe was the son of the late Jesse Jack and Mar ...
Robert Hammond, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert Hammond, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.&n ...
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert George “Bobby” Hammond Sr., age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015. Mr. Hammond w ...

Lumpkin

Marion H. Hicks, 63, Dahlonega
Marion H. Hicks, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a long illness.   Marion was ...
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.