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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 24th, 2015

Dawson

Omar Bradley Orr, 65, Jacksonville, Fl. formerly of Dawsonville
Omar Bradley Orr, 65, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away Monday August 24, 2015. Born October 12, 1949 to the late William and Emma Orr, he lived in Dawso ...

Gwinnett

Linda Marie Morgan, 64, Sugar Hill
Linda Marie Morgan, age 64, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015. Ms. Morgan was born on September 21, 1950 in Clarkesville, Georgia to William Dorsey ...

Habersham

William Hal Ellison, Jr., 80, Clarkesville
William Hal Ellison, Jr., age 80, of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, August 24, 2015.   Born on June 9, 1935 in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was the son of the late Willi ...

Hall

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday August 28, 2015 at the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Barbara Jeanine Gilstrap age 83 of Gainesville. The Rev. Wayne Norris ...
Elizabeth D. Rail, 67, Clermont
Funeral services for, Elizabeth D. Rail age 67 of Clermont, will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday August 26, 2015 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Dewberry Bapt ...

Stephens

Mrs. Evelyn Blanche McClain English, age 72 of Toccoa Georgia passed away Monday, August 24, 2015 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. A daughter of the late Curtis ...

White

William Lamar Hood, 68, Cleveland
William Lamar Hood, age 68 of Cleveland, passed away on August 24, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Hood was born on January 20, 1947, in Cleveland, GA, to the late ...
Betty Jane Ligon, 87, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Betty Jane Ligon, age 87 of Cleveland. Mrs. Ligon passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. Born in St. Louis, MO on ...
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.