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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 28th, 2015

Barrow

Becky Austin DeLay, 78, Winder
Mrs. Becky Austin DeLay, age 78 went to be with the Lord August 28, 2015.  The daughter of the late John Rich and Lillie Helton Austin, Mrs. DeLay had resided in Barrow County ...

Gwinnett

Annie Laura Hart, 81, Loganville
Annie Laura Hart, 81, of Loganville, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at ...

Habersham

Mitch (Big Daddy) Lewallen, age 65 of Cornelia, GA passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. Mitch (Big Daddy) was born October 4, 1949 in Clarkesville, GA to the late Waymon Le ...
Opal Frances Weaver, age 85, of Alto, and formerly of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence.   Born on March 9, 1930, in Wilder Tennes ...
Opal Frances Weaver, age 85, of Alto, and formerly of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence. Born on March 9, 1930, in Wilder Tennessee, she w ...

Hall

Winnell Jordan, 82, Gainesville
Winnell Jordan, 82, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel o ...
Frances Garrard Keim, 77, Gainesville
Frances Garrard Keim, age 77, passed on August 28, 2015.  She was loved by her husband of 52 years, John Adam Keim, Jr.  She will be missed by her son Adam Keim, daughter ...
Doyle Edwin "Papa" McQueen, 70, Murrayville
Doyle Edwin “Papa” McQueen, 70, of Murrayville passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    ...
Milton Brannon Smith, 38, Gainesville
  Mr. Milton Brannon Smith, age 38, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.       & ...
Thomas (Tom) M. Young, 95, Gainesville
          Mr. Thomas (Tom) M. Young, age 95, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at this residence.  & ...

Stephens

Catherine Bentley Bowden,  age 76,  Toccoa, GA passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. Mrs. Bowden was born in Stephens County, GA on January 29, 1939 to the late Pope an ...
M.C. Stowe, 87, Eastanollee
  Mr. M.C. Stowe, age 87 of 345 Virginia Drive, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at his residence.   A son of the late Cross M. and Texie ...
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.