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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 1st, 2016

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Shane William Hyde, 43, Winder
Shane William Hyde, age 43, of Winder passed away Friday, January 1, 2016.  Survivors include his father J.R. Givens; mother Shirley Ann James; girlfriend Christine; daughter ...

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Ruth Farstrup Longman, 80, Gainesville
Ruth Farstrup Longman died January 1st, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.  She was born June 1st, 1935 in Menominee, Michigan, the daughter of Rev. Anders Ejner Farstrup and Ragnhild M ...
Cecil Earl Motes, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Cecil Earl Motes age 79 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on January 01, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Home in Dahlonega, Georgia following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Ralph W. Proffitt, 51, Oakwood
Ralph W. Proffitt, 51, of Oakwood, died January 1, 2016.  Hillside Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gainesville.
Barbara E. Stokley Young, 90, Gainesville
Barbara E. Stokley Young (90) passed away after a short illness on January 1, 2016, in Gainesville, GA.  Born October 4, 1925 in Winona, WV to Joseph O. and Maymie Stokley ...

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Ronnie Allen Adams, 78, Commerce
Mr. Ronnie Allen Adams, age 78, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 1, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Adams was born in Atlanta to the late Maurice D. and Oneit ...
Willie Dee Hanley, 88, Commerce
Mr. Willie Dee Hanley, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 1, 2016 at University Nursing and Rehab.  Mr. Hanley was born in Carnesville, GA to the late Ernest Lee and ...

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James Chandler, 82, Crossville, AL
Mr. James Chandler age 82 of Crossville, Alabama passed away on January 01, 2016 at Shepard Cove Hospice in Albertville, Alabama following an extended illness.       ...
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.