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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 6th, 2016

Banks

Mary Helen Sims, 76, Gillsville
Mary Helen Sims, age 76 of Gillsville, GA passed away Wednesday January 06, 2016.   Mrs. Sims was the daughter of the late Paul and Imogene Baugh Wilson. She and her hus ...
Albert Richard Ward, 71, Commerce
Albert Richard Ward age 71 of Commerce passed away Wednesday Jan. 6, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Ward was born March 12, 1944 in Athens to the late Clifton Albert & Rut ...

Forsyth

Lawrence William Henry, 75, Cumming
Lawrence William Henry, age 75 of Cumming, GA passed away January 6, 2016. He proudly served our country in the United States Army and was a deacon at Mount Olive Baptist Church in ...
Randall Raleigh Jones, 65, Cumming
Randall Raleigh Jones, 65, of Cumming, GA died unexpectedly on January 6, 2016. Born in Macon, GA he was the son of the late Randall and Enna Jones.   Randy recently ret ...

Gwinnett

Robert E. Taylor,, 69, Suwanee
Robert E. Taylor, 69, of Suwanee, Georgia, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Robert courageously battled illness across a span of nearly 8 years. After a few notable last words and ...

Hall

Warren Frederick Courts, III, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Warren Frederick Courts, III, age 67 of Gainesville, formerly of Marietta, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of ...
Charles Laymond Poole, 85, Gainesville
  Mr. Charles Laymond Poole, 85, of Gainesville passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 following an extended illness.   ...
William C. (Bill) Vaughan, 87, Gainesville
William C. (Bill) Vaughan, 87, died peacefully surrounded by family at his home on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 after an extended illness.  A lifetime resident of Hall County, B ...
Dean White, 86, Gainesville
Mr. Dean White, 86, Gainesville died Wednesday January 6, 2016 at the Bell-Minor Nursing Home. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. White was the son of the late Robert Grady ...

Other

Emily Burch, 89, Dalton
Mrs. Emily Burch, age 89, of Dalton passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at The Waterford at Oakwood.   Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2016 ...
       Mrs. Eleanor P. Wellborn Thomas age 72 of Fairburn, Ga passed away on Wednesday January 06, 2016 at Fairburn Nursing Home following a brief ill ...

Stephens

Mr. Jeffery Louis “Jeff” Fleming, age 46 of 1024 Defoor Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at his residence.   A son of Jerry ...
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