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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 7th, 2015

Barrow

Randolph Swafford, 85, Winder
   Mr. Randolph Swafford, age 85, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 7, 2015.  A Barrow County Native, he was the Son of the late Charlie and Tomie Harbin Swafford. ...

Dawson

Miriam Louise Gordon Adams, 85, Dawsonville
Miriam Louise Gordon Adams, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 7, 2015 at her home. Born March 24, 1930 to the late Warren and Ellen Gordon, Miriam was active in commun ...

Habersham

John H. Myers, Sr., 93, Alto
John H. Myers, SR., age 93, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Mr. Myers was born on June 29, 1922 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Burt and Leasie Hogs ...
Thelma Rea Corn Shook, 68, Demorest
.       Thelma Ree Corn Shook, age 68 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Towns County on D ...

Hall

Jalasker Lyles, Jr., 42, Gainesville
Home going Services for Mr. Jalasker Lyles, Jr. (42) of Gainesville, GA will be held Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 2:00pm, New Life Missionary Baptist Church, 1380 Harrison Drive ...

Jackson

Ralph Freeman, Jr, 99, Hoschton
Ralph Freeman, Jr. age 99, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  Mr. Freeman was born March 7, 1916 in Hoschton, Jackson County, GA.  He was the son of Ralph Fr ...
Jimmy Myron Kitchens, 30, Commerce
Jimmy Myron Kitchens, age 30, of Commerce passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Lumpkin

Ricardo De La Paz, 31, Dahlonega
  Ricardo De La Paz, age 31, of Dahlonega, GA died July 7, 2015. Ricardo was born in Los Angeles, CA March 23, 1984. He had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 26 years ...
Phillip Anthony (Tony) Lingerfelt, 47, Boiling Springs, SC
Phillip Anthony “Tony” Lingerfelt, age 47, of Boiling Springs, SC, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at Emory University Hospital in Decatur, GA.   Tony lived ...

Other

John William Pike Sr., 77, Union Point
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. John William Pike Sr, age 77 of Union Point, Georgia formerly of Sautee. Mr. Pike passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015. ...

Stephens

Kenneth Leo Stroud, 68, Toccoa
  Mr. Kenneth Leo Stroud, age 68 of 171 Hammond Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Leo and Gwinell Watkins Stro ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. John William Pike, Sr. age 77 of Sautee. Mr. Pike entered into rest Tuesday, July 7,2015. He was preceded in death ...
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.