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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 2nd, 2016

Banks

Eldon Linburg Collis, 58, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eldon Linburg Collis, age 58 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 2, 2015.  Mr. Collis was born in Melbo ...

Gwinnett

Dan E Fortnam, 67, Suwanee
Dan E. Fortnam, age 67 of Suwanee, GA died Saturday, January 2, 2016. Funeral service will be held Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM at The Catholic Church of St. Monica in Dulut ...

Hall

James "Don" Cole, 78, Gainesville
James “Don” Cole, 78, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016 following an extended illness.   A lifetime resident of Hall County, Don ...
Albert Willis, 75, Gainesville
  Mr. Albert Gene “Sonny” Willis was born on October 25, 1940 in Wilkes County, Georgia.  He later moved to Gainesville, GA and married Josienell  ...

Lumpkin

Gloria Jean Patterson, 63, Dahlonega
Mrs. Gloria Jean Patterson age 63 of Dahlonega passed away on January 02, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Home following an extended illness.             M ...
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
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