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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 16th, 2016

Forsyth

Carole N. O’Fallon, 71, Cumming
Carole N. O’Fallon, 71, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at her residence.  A private family service will held at a later date.  ...
James J. Konrad, 75, Cumming
James J. Konrad, age 75, a 23 year resident of Cumming passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016. James was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with h ...
Ivan Hoyt Martin, 84, Cumming
Ivan Hoyt Martin, age 84, of Cumming, GA, passed away on November 16, 2016. He was born in Forsyth County on January 22, 1932, to the late Oscar and Mary Emma Martin. Ivan was a po ...

Hall

Evelyn Smith Hancock, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Evelyn Smith Hancock, 92 of Gainesville died Wednesday November 16, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday November 20, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist C ...
Mrs. Ida Claudine Martin, age 82, of Hall County passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, November 20, ...
James Douglas Wilson, 66, Gainesville
            Mr. James Douglas Wilson, age 66, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 due to an ex ...

Jackson

Jason Bentley Casey, 45, Commerce
Jason Bentley Casey, age 45 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016.   Mr. Casey was the son of Susan McWaters Behrle and the late Billy Ray Casey. He w ...

Lumpkin

Danny Preston Kirk, Sr, 65, Dahlonega
Danny Preston Kirk, Sr., age 65, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday November 16, 2016. Danny’s lovable big teddy bear personality touched so many people’s liv ...

Other

Shannon Rockford Hood, 57, Lexington, SC
Funeral services for Shannon Rockford Hood, age 57 of Lexington, SC will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Pastor Michael W ...
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.