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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 20th, 2016

Forsyth

E. C. Prather, 78, Cumming
E. C. Prather, age 78, of Cumming, Ga, passed away on October 20, 2016. He was born in 1938, to the late Dewey and Grace Prather. E. C. was a great farmer and will always be rememb ...
Bernard Thomas "Tommy" Wood, age 71, of Cumming passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016.  Mr. Wood was a proud Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He is preceded ...

Habersham

Mack Couch, 89, Clarkesville
Mr. Mack Couch, age 89 of Clarkesville passed away October 20, 2016.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chap ...

Hall

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 22, 2016 at Pine Grove Baptist Church for William Johnny Aikens Jr., age 66 of Lula. The body will lie-in-state from 1 ...
Joseph Brown “J.B.” Johnston, Jr., age 82, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016. Mr. Johnston was born on November 3, 1933 in Fort Myers, FL to t ...
Mr. Marvin H. “Woody” Wood Jr. age 78 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday October 20, 2016 at Ashton Senior Living Center following an extended illness from Alzheime ...

Stephens

Mrs. Suzanne Smith Crowe passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at her residence. Born in Rome, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Roy Carlton and Emily Sewell Smith. ...

White

Sharon Lee Burdick, 72, Sautee Nacoochee
With deepest regret, we announce the passing of Sharon Lee Burdick, 72, of Sautee-Nacoochee, GA on October 20, 2016.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, October ...
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.