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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 8th, 2015

Forsyth

James R. Pruitt, 91, Cumming
James R. Pruitt, age 91, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015. James was a Veteran of World War II and was in the battle at Pearl Harbor. He is preceded in death by ...

Gwinnett

Juanita Johnson Hand, 87, Buford
Juanita Johnson Hand, age 87 died Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Ivy Springs Manor in Buford. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Good Tidings Church ...
Dorothy Johnson Thomas, 90, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Dorothy Johnson Thomas, age 90, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Thomas; parents, Cliff and Berth ...

Habersham

Mary Ann Hutson Brown, 92, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mary Ann Hutson Brown, age 92, of Clarkesville will be held at 4:00 PM on Monday, August 10, 2015 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Larry Free and R ...
Roxie Gravett, 77, Clarkesville
Roxie Gravett, age 77, of Clarkesville passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Hills ...
John Howard Merritt Jr., 90, Demorest
John Howard Merritt, Jr., age 90, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at a private care facility in Stone Mountain, Georgia following an extended illness. ...

Hall

Henry Lee Carder, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Henry Lee Carder, 59 of Gainesville died Saturday August 8, 2015. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Carder was the son of the late Wilburn L. and Mattie Ruth Campbell ...
          Ms. Amanda Lauren Bagwell King, age 31 of Clermont, passed into the Lord’s loving, welcoming arms on Saturday, August 8 ...
Bruce Wayne Kiser, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Bruce Wayne Kiser, 59 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.   The family will receive f ...
David Birdine Looper, 90, Gainesville
David Birdine Looper, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.       ...
Gwendolyn (Gwen) Laney McGuffey of Murrayville, formerly of Griffin, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2015 following a brief period of declining health.    Mrs. ...

Stephens

Bob Griggs, 76, Toccoa
  Mr. Bob Edward Griggs, age 76, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015, at Stephens County Hospital.   The son of the late Charles Albert and Elsie Jan ...
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.