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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 11th, 2015

Forsyth

George E Payne, 81, Cumming
George E. Payne, 81, of Cumming, GA, passed away September 11, 2015 at home following an extended illness.   He was born April 15, 1934, in WV, a son of the late John D. ...

Habersham

  William Lewis Chosewood, age 95, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015. Mr. Chosewood was born on September 12, 1919 in Gwinnett County, Georgia to ...
Hugh Hamilton Gibbs, Jr., 90, Cornelia
Hugh Hamilton Gibbs, Jr., age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, September 11, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on April 1, 1925, he was a so ...
Ruth Ayers Wilbanks, 93, Baldwin
Ruth Ayers Wilbanks, age 93, of Baldwin, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 11, 2015 following an extended illness.    Mrs. Wilbanks was born on ...

Hall

Dean Bryant, 82, Murrayville
Dean Bryant, 82, of Murrayville passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.        ...
Anthony "Tony" Caddell, 58, Gainesville
Mr. Anthony “Tony” Caddell, 58, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on Friday September 11, 2015.   Born in Monks Corner, SC on November 12, 1956, he was the ...
Guy Franklin Hornbeck, 78, Murrayville
    Mr. Guy Franklin Hornbeck, age 78, of Murrayville, Georgia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 11, 2015.      & ...
Virginia Mae Jones, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia Mae Jones, age 87 of Gainesville, Ga. Passed away peacefully September 11, 2015. Virginia and her husband Harold Jones (AKA Granny and Pop) owned and operated the Lan ...
Donald Lee McClure, 79, Lula
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday September 15, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Donald Lee McClure, Sr. age 79 of Lula. Rev. Anthony Cook, Rev. Matthe ...
Donald Nix Greene, 71, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday September 14, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Donald Nix Greene age 71 of Gainesville. Dr. Terry Crawford, Dr. Craig ...
Elwood Slade, 84, Gainesville
Elwood Slade, 84, of Gainesville, GA died September 11, 2015. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel. Masoni ...

Jackson

Lettie Chambers, 72, Nicholson
Lettie Chambers, age 72, of Nicholson passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.   Ms. Chambers was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Ruby Alma Gunter Holloman and is pre ...
Candace Michelle Welch, 22, Commerce
Candace Michelle Welch, age 22, of Commerce, GA passed away Friday September 11, 2015.   Ms. Welch was the daughter of John Marvin Welch and Kristee Brown Welch. She was ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Hazel Leslie Gilreath Butler Christopher, age 84, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, September 11, 2015.   Hazel was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Cou ...

Other

Barbara Louise Bennett, 77, Alpharetta
Mrs. Barbara Louise Bennett, age 77, of Alpharetta died peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family, Friday, September 11, 2015. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Chur ...
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.