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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 20th, 2015

Banks

Ronnie Simonds, 58, Commerce
Ronnie Simonds age 58 of Commerce passed away Sept. 20, 2015.  Mr. Simonds was born on January 27, 1957 in Buford to the late John Jackie Sr, and Bonnie Marie Rider Simonds ...

Dawson

Rachel Padgett, 86, Dawsonville
Rachel Padgett, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday September 20, 2015 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 25, 1929 to the late Ratcliff an ...

Forsyth

Walter Edward Cory, 80, Cumming
Walter Edward Cory (March 24, 1935 to September 20, 2015) died after a long illness. Born in Loranger, LA, Walt graduated from Amite High School and Southeastern Louisiana Universi ...

Habersham

Jon W. Hester, 75, Broward County, FL. and Habersham
Jon W. Hester, age 75, of Broward County, FL, and Habersham County, GA passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Mr. Hester was born February 23, 1940 in Towns, GA to the late ...

Hall

Fred Kenneth Hemphill, 89, Gillsville
Mr. Fred Kenneth Hemphill, Sr. age 89, of Gillsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015.   Celebration of Life Service to be held 1:30 pm Saturday, Septe ...
Edna Cornelia Burnett Nash, 83, of Lula passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     &n ...

Jackson

Linda E. Brown Gordon, 69, Commerce
Linda E. Brown Gordon, age 69 of Commerce passed away Sunday Sept. 20, 2015. Mrs. Gordon was the daughter of the late Colton and Willie Sue Scoggins Brown and was a homemaker. ...
William Nalley, 48, Hoschton
William E. “Bill” Nalley, age 48 of Hoschton, GA died suddenly on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Funeral service will be held Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Ha ...

Lumpkin

Evelyn Imogene Anderson, 80, Dahlonega
Mrs. Evelyn Imogene Anderson, age 80, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Gainesville following a period of declining health. ...

White

Alvastine Moore, 83, Cleveland
Mrs. Alvastine Moore, age 83, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015.  Mrs. Moore was born in Consauga, Tennessee to the late Newt and Emma Wooten Jackson. Sh ...
Delbert Tony Oliver, 76, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Delbert Tony Oliver, age 76 of Cleveland. Delbert passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015. Funeral services are schedu ...
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.