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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 24th, 2016

Dawson

Andy Barnard, 74, Cumming
Andy Barnard, 74, died in hospice care Monday, 24th of October, 2016 after a long battle with prostate cancer.  Andy is survived by his wife Phyllis of 48 years, sons, George ...

Forsyth

James (Jim) R. Brown, 78, Cumming
James (Jim) R. Brown, a beloved husband, dad and papa, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the age of 78 with his loving family by his side. Jim graduated from Pepperdine Un ...

Habersham

Homer Robert Haynes, 80, Cornelia
Homer Robert Haynes, age 80 of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016. Born in Hall County, Georgia on November 10, 1935, he was a son of the late Alfred and M ...

Hall

Don E. “Boots” Clark, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Don E. “Boots” Clark, age 80, of Gainesville and Flowery Branch, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 24, 2016, at his residence. Funeral Services will be at ...
Stephen Gregory Scott, 49, Gainesville
Mr. Stephen Gregory Scott, age 49 of Gainesville passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Chestnut Ridge in Cumming, Georgia. Rev. David K. Simpson will be officiating the ser ...
Leon "Pop's" Young, 76, Gainesville
Leon "Pop's" Young was born October 20 1940 in Hall County Georgia to the late Lawton Young and Ella Mae Mapp Young. He departed this life on October 24 2016 followin ...

Jackson

Cathy Diane Ledford, 62, Commerce
Cathy Diane Ledford, age 62, of Commerce passed away Monday, October 24, 2016.  Survivors include her significant other Carl Wallace; son Shawn Ledford, step sons Adam Wallace ...
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.