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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 19th, 2015

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Charlene Grissom, 62, Cumming
Charlene Grissom, 62, of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015. She was an active member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Free Home, GA. She is preceded in death by her pa ...
James Howard Camp, 87, Cumming
James Howard Camp, age 87 of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Sunday July 19, 2015. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty C ...
Joan Garrett Thompson, 80, Cumming
Joan Garrett Thompson, age 80, of Cumming passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015.  She was a loving and dedicated wife and mother.   Survivors include her husband of 62 ...

Hall

Janyce A. Blankenship, 76, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Janyce A. Blankenship, age 76, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Willowwood Nursing Center.   Memorial Mass will be 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July ...
“Vennie” Lou Graham, 97, Gainesville
“Vennie” Lou Graham, 97, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born on October 21, 1917, in Dahlone ...
Lawrence Howard, 65, Gainesville
Lawrence Howard, age 65 of Gainesville Georgia passed away on Sunday July 19th 2015. Funeral services will be held on Saturday @ 10:30am St. Paul United Methodist church.  Pro ...
Marsha Lee Belle Gage, 67, Gainesville
Marsha Lee Belle Gage, 67, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Services will be held at a late ...

Jackson

Minor E. Davidson, 87, Maysville
Mr. Minor E. Davidson, age 87 of Maysville died Sunday, July 19, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Davidson was born in Atlanta to the late, William Andrew Minor Jackson Davidson an ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John David Crimmins Jr., age 65 of Athens, who passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Mr. Crimmins was born in Falls Church, Virginia, ...

Stephens

Mark Isaac Cathey, 53, Martin
Funeral services for Mark Isaac Cathey, age 53, of Martin will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow the s ...

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Wanda Mearl Sisum, 49, Cleveland
Wanda Mearl Sisum, age 49 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at her residence.   Ms. Sisum was born on August 4, 1965, in Gainesville, Georgia to Willie Mae ...
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.