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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 17th, 2016

Dawson

Junior Cleaborn Day, 78, Dawsonville
Junior Cleaborn Day, 78, of Dawsonville passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January ...
Sandra King Ward, 74, Dawsonville
Sandra King Ward, 74, of Dawsonville, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016.    Born January 13, 1942, in Atlanta, she was the daughter of Ralph and Jesse (Stricklan ...
June Chamblee Zinskie, 78, Dawsonville
June Chamblee Zinskie, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 17, 2016 at the Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health. Born March 27, 1937 in Norcross to ...

Forsyth

Clarence Eugene Hawkins, age 94 of Cumming went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 17, 2016. He was a member at Antioch Baptist Church for many years. Clarence had s ...

Hall

On January 16, 2016, Lillian Bessie Crumley Barlow, rose to her next assignment. Her gaze raised upward to the light as she let go to join the Glory of Christ. She shared such beau ...
  Mrs. Minnie Grace “Mama Deal” Hosea Deal, age 96 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.   ...
Jack Edward Hewell, 52, Gillsville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday January 22, 2016 for Jack Edward Hewell, age 52 of Gillsville. The Rev. Bobby Ivester will officiate. Interment will follow at ...

Lumpkin

Shancy Tritt, 38, Dahlonega
Shancy Tritt, age 38, of Dahlonega, GA passed away January 17, 2016.   Shancy is survived by her daughters Verenna Lamanac, Canton, GA and Shiyann Lamanac, Dahlonega, GA ...

Other

Lisa Rhee Payne, 58, Dahlonega
Lisa Rhee Payne, age 58, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Pruitt of Toccoa Nursing Home following an extended illness. Lisa is preceded in death by her ...
Mrs. Ruby Cash Burnette Shafer, age 88 of 275 Rhodes Drive, Marietta, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Canton Nursing Home.   A daughter of the late Howar ...
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.