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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 6th, 2015

Gwinnett

Minister Bernice Gilliard Burwell, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her son, Keith Thompson; father, Jack Woods; moth ...

Habersham

Alex Steven Norton, 30, Alto
A visitation service for Alex Norton, 30, of Alto, will be held on September 18, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel. Alex was born Janua ...

Jackson

Virginia Pauline Bowden Etheridge, 90, of Jefferson passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Dogwood Forest following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tu ...

Lumpkin

Harry Raptis, 85, Dahlonega
Harry Raptis, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, August 31, 2015 at his home following an extended illness.   Harry was born in Atlanta, GA July 14, 1930. He h ...
John Stockard, Dahlonega
John Stockard passed away at his home in Dahlonega Sunday morning, September 6, surrounded by his family and his dog, Cindy. John had a long interesting life. After he graduated fr ...

Other

Peggy Patrick Harrell, 84, Athens
Mrs. Peggy Patrick Harrell, age 84, of Athens, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015.   A native of Winder, Georgia, she was a graduate of Winder High School a ...

Stephens

Billy Gordon O'Kelley, 54, Toccoa
Billy Gordon O’Kelley, age 54 of 45 Hill Place, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.   A son of All ...

White

Nancy Woodall Collins, 76, Cleveland
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday September 8, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Nancy Woodall Collins , age 76 of Cleveland. The Rev. Lamar Purcell an ...
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.