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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 2nd, 2015

Forsyth

Brenda Lee Bruce, 49, Cumming
Brenda Lee Bruce, age 49, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Northside-Forsyth Hospital. Brenda was born in Cumming, GA July 1, 1966 and was a lifelong residen ...

Habersham

George Calvin Bell, 66, Clarkesville
  George Calvin Bell, age 66, of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015. Born on April 23, 1949, in South Carolina, he was a son of the late George and Mary Li ...

Hall

Dorothy Wilson Abernathy, 91, Gainesville
Dorothy Wilson Abernathy “Mama Dot”, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the age of 91 following a period of declining health. Born on June 16, 1924 in Gillsville, Ge ...
Gwendolyn Jane Cagle, 57, Gainesville
Gwendolyn Jane Cagle, 57, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memorial Services will be held on ...
Margie Thomas Slater, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Margie Thomas Slater, 84 of Gainesville died Sunday August 2, 2015 peacefully at her residence. Born in Banks County, Mrs. Slater had lived in Hall County for most of her l ...

Other

Mabel Pettyjohn, 92, Big Canoe
Mabel Pettyjohn, 92, of Big Canoe passed away Sunday August 2, 2015 at Wildwood Health Care following a period of declining health. Born November 9, 1922 in Warren County, GA to ...
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.