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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Sep 5th, 2015

Forsyth

Martha Sue Martin, 79, Cumming
Martha Sue Martin, age 79, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 from an extended illness.  A simple and sweet lady, Martha Sue was a life-long member of Salem Baptist Churc ...
Charles Junior (Junebug) Smith, age 80, of Cumming, formerly Buford passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Junebug was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.&nb ...

Habersham

Adam Lee Bradshaw, 31, Clarkesville
ADAM LEE BRADSHAW, age 31, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, September 05, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Adam was born in Hall County, ...

Jackson

Frances Blount Gravitte, 80, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances Blount Gravitte, age 80 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Mrs. Gravitte was born ...
Paul Banister Gurley, 90, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Paul Banister Gurley, age 90 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Mr. Gurley was born in Ila ...

Lumpkin

Joyce Cain, 75, Dahlonega
Mrs. Joyce Cain, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.   Joyce was born in Bennettsville, SC and ...
Kennith Albert Gillespie, 59, Dahlonega
Mr. Kennith Albert Gillespie, age 59, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. He was formerly self-employed as a truck driver. Ke ...

Stephens

Ronald David Bevins, 59, Toccoa
Mr. Ronald David Bevins, age 59, of 185 Skyview Lane, Toccoa, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of the late Donald and Glo ...
Mrs. Polly Taylor Seawright, age 84, of 1575 Sunshine Church Road, Toccoa, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015, at her residence. A daughter of the late John H. and Irene He ...

White

Merl Chadima Cloonan, 93, Cleveland
Merl Chadima Cloonan age 93 of Cleveland passed away Saturday September 5, 2015.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.    ...
Ray Meaders, 91, Cleveland
Ray Meaders, age 91, of Cleveland passed away Saturday September 5, 2015 at his residence.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.&n ...
Ray E Meaders, 91, Cleveland
Ray E. Meaders, age 91, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Meaders was born in White County the son of the late Wiley Christopher ...
Roy Lee Pruitt, 84, Cleveland
Roy Lee Pruitt age 84, of Cleveland passed away Friday September 4, 2015.  Mr. Pruitt was born in White County the son of the late Riley and Era Gilleland Pruitt.  He ...
Stella Dillon Ruesch Syms 96 of Helen passed away September 5, 2015. She graduated from Nacoochee High School. Following her years of education she worked in Atlanta where she met ...
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.