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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 25th, 2015


    Mrs. Barbara Nichols Carter, age 67 of Winder, GA died July 25, 2015. Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by a daughter Vonda Kay Carter. She was born in Pendergra ...
Donnice Tolan Mills, 73, Auburn
Donnice Tolan Mills, age 73, of Auburn, GA passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Mills, and daughter, Gail Mills.  She is ...


Dorothy Jane DeBlasi, 72, Cumming
Dorothy Jane DeBlasi, 72, of Cumming, GA died at Embracing Hospice House on July 25, 2015.  Born in Minor Hill, TN she was the daughter of the late John and Bernice Jackson. ...


Sophie Utlek Langert, 85, Buford
Mrs. Sophie Utlek Langert, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015. She is survived by her husband of over sixty years, Edward G. Langert, Buford, GA; children ...


Duane Edward Rice, 46, Cornelia
Duane Edward Rice, age 46 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soo ...
Duane Edward Rice, 46, Cornelia
Duane Edward Rice, age 46 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 25, 2015 following an extended illness.   Born in Stephens County, Ge ...


Robin Cowart, 63, Gainesville
Ms Robin Cowart, age 63, of  Gainesville, GA, passed Saturday, July 25, 2015. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and spent her life caring for others as a Nurse.  ...
Mary Janice “J.B.” Blessing, 67, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held ...
Dessie Mae Walker, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Dessie Mae Walker, age 93, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Me ...
Ann Allen Williams, 83, Gainesville
Ann Allen Williams born June 9, 1932, in Gainesville, Georgia, died July 25, 2015 in her apartment at Smoky Springs Retirement Community, Gainesville. Ann was a graduate of Ly ...


Joan Shirley De Wilde, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Joan Shirley De Wilde, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Mrs. De Wilde was born in Chicago, Illinois, ...


Mrs. Naomi Fay Martin Graves, age 92 of Falls Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.    A daughter of the late Zack and ...


Faye M. Graves, 92, Toccoa
Faye M. Graves, age 92, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Acree-Davis Fun ...


Joyce Sue Ashe, 66, Cleveland
Joyce Sue Ashe, age 66 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Ashe was born June 2, 1949 in Cleveland to the late Lawrence and Buena Etris Clev ...
Edna Ruth Bowman, 69, Cleveland
Ms. Edna Ruth Bowman, age 69 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Gateway Health and Rehab.  Edna was born in Griffin, GA on September 13, 1945 to the late Stev ...
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.