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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jul 17th, 2015

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Kenny Stephens, 57, Winder
Mr. Kenny Stephens, age 57, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 17, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Jacksonville, Florida, he was a former resident of Conyers, Georgia.  ...

Forsyth

Charles Auston Vandergrift, 82, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Remlap, AL, passed away peacefully at Embracing Hospice on July 16, 2015. Mr. Vandergrift retired from Southern Precisio ...

Gwinnett

Kristin Ann Morahan, 30, Buford
Miss Kristin Ann Morahan, age 30, of Buford passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 16, 2015.   Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Prince of Peac ...
Grace Burel Puckett, 88, Buford
Grace Burel Puckett, age 88, of the Duncan Creek Community in Buford, GA passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015. She was born February 5, 1927 to Calvin and Mary Jane Pruitt Burel. Sh ...

Habersham

John Lanier Darnell, 91, Clarkesville
John Lanier Darnell, age 91, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015 following an extended illness. Mr. Darnell was born on December 2, 1923, in Jas ...
Tony James Vandiver, 63, Clarkesville
Tony James Vandiver, age 63, of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015. Born on September 2, 1951, in Habersham County, he was the son of the late William Brofford Ar ...

Hall

Jeanette Millwood Dale, 74, Gillsville
Jeanette Millwood Dale, 74 of Gillsville, Ga. passed on to be with the Lord on July 17th, 2015.  After a short hard fought battle with cancer, Jeanette went peacefully.  ...
Sandra Henson Gaither, 73, Gainesville
Sandra Henson Gaither passed away on Thursday July 16, 2015 in Gainesville, Georgia.   She was born on November 20, 1941 to Ponce de Leon (P.D) and Fannie Arthur Henson. ...
Mary Elizabeth Pendley, 84, Gainesville
Mary Elizabeth Pendley, 84, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015.   She is survived by her daughter, Sheila and Norm Kerr; grandchildren, David Cotterm ...
Shirley Sniper, 79, Lousiville, formerly Gainesville
Taylor Funeral Home of Louisville announces the death and funeral services of Mrs. Shirley Snipes, age 79 of Louisville, formerly of Gainesville, who died Friday morning, July 17, ...
Crystal Mechelle Robertson Walker, age 30, of Lula, GA passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at her residence after a brief illness from cancer. She was born April 25, 1985 to Chris ...

Jackson

Janet M. Standridge, 63, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janet M. Standridge, age 63, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 17, 2015.  Mrs. Standridge was born in Com ...

Other

Laura Campbell Griswell, 91, Covington
Laura Campbell Griswell, age 91, of Covington, GA passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Griswell; and son, Randy Griswell. She ...

Rabun

John Robert Findley, 85, Tiger
John Robert Findley, 85, of Tiger, Georgia passed away July 17, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Findley graduated from Norcross High School in 1947, then attended Berry College and g ...

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Evelyn Reynolds Bassett, 96, Cleveland
Evelyn Reynolds Bassett, 96, of Cleveland passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She entered Heaven with an alert mind but a tired body.   ...
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.