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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 15th, 2016

Banks

Emma Stephens Lewallen, 90, Baldwin
Emma Stephens Lewallen, age 90, of Baldwin, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, January 15, 2016 following an extended illness at a private care facility. Mrs. Lewall ...

Forsyth

Johnny Clayton Mathis, 57, Cumming
Johnny Clayton Mathis, age 57, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Johnny was born in Forsyth County on June 6, 1958 to the late Clayton and Eva Grace Mathis. He w ...

Habersham

J.H. Earl Gibson, 71, Clarkesville
J.H. “Earl” Gibson, age 71 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.   Born in Habersham County on October 5, ...

Hall

Helen Lorene McDaniel, 86, Gainesville
         Mrs. Helen Lorene McDaniel, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2016 at The Oaks of Limestone following an ...

Jackson

Frank Nichols, 74, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Frank Nichols, age 74, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Mr. Nichols was born in Pendergrass, Geor ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Franklin “Frank” Nichols, age 74, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016. Funeral arrangeme ...

Stephens

Mrs. Allene Doris Simmons O’Kelley age 80 of 45 Hill Place Toccoa passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Roscoe and Myrtle ...
Billy Jason Saylors, 37, Toccoa
Mr. Billy Jason Saylors age 37 of 120 Hill Place Toccoa passed away January 15, 2016 at his residence.   A son of Aaron Saylors and the late Joyce Ann Mullins Saylors, ...
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.