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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 11th, 2016

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Runette Stewart Smith, 88, Winder
  Mrs. Runette Stewart Smith, age 88, of Winder, Georgia passed away October 11, 2016 at her residence.  Born in Braselton, Georgia on September 23, 1928, she was t ...

Dawson

Edward J. Engle, III, 75, Dawsonville
Edward J. Engle, III, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 11, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness. Born August 15, 1941 in Scranton, PA to the late Edward ...

Forsyth

Marianne Wartholowitz Loesch, age 93 of Cumming, GA died Tuesday, October 11, 2016. A graveside service will be held Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial ...
Howard Phillip “Bitt” Thrower hit his final homerun when he entered the gates of heaven on October 11, 2016 after a heroic and courageous battle with cancer.  Bitt ...

Habersham

Milam Nicholson Wilson Kocica, age 100, of Hollywood, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Milam was born on February 25, 1916, to the late Benjamin Hil ...

Hall

Amanda Paige Silva, 23, Gainesville
            Miss Amanda Paige Silva, age 23 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at her residence foll ...
Shirley Harrison Long, 81, Gainesville
Shirley Harrison Long, 81 and a lifelong resident died on October 11, 2016 after a period of declining health.  She was a 1953 graduate of River Bend High School where she pla ...

Lumpkin

Edward Leonard Patton, Sr. “Ed”, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 11, 2016 from recent health issues. Ed was born on July 9, 1943 in Clay, LA; moving ...
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.