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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 17th, 2016

Forsyth

David A Pratt, 83, Cumming
Mr. David A Pratt, age 83 of Cumming, GA passed away on November 17, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a short battle with Leukemia. Dave was born on February ...

Gwinnett

Traian Niculas, 86, Suwanee
Traian Niculas, age 86, of Suwanee, GA, formerly of Romania, passed away suddenly on November 16, 2016. Evening service will be held on Friday, November 18th at 7:30 PM at Hamilton ...

Habersham

Christine Abee White, 86, Cornelia
Christine Abee White, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Mrs. White was born on October 13, 1930, in Lumpkin County, Georgia, to the late ...

Hall

Bernice Goss, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Bernice Goss, 91, of Gainesville, passed away on November 17, 2016. Bernice was born in McCaysville, GA. to the late William and Pearl Patterson Welch.  She lived most ...
Carolyn Griner Duke, 93, Flowery Branch
  Ms. Carolyn Griner Duke 93, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on November 17, 2016. She was predeceased in death by her husband Aubrey Bennett Duke, Sr. She is surv ...
Donald Jablonski, 46, Gainesville
Mr. Donald Jablonski, age 46, of Gainesville passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 11, 2016. He was born in Pequannock, New Jersey. He grew up in Sherburne, NY, attended ...
Dr. John B. Lyon, 91, Flowery Branch
Dr. John B. Lyon, age 91, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at his residence with his wife. Private Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Dr ...
Jerry Horace Morrison, Sr.,, 66, Gillsville
            Mr. Jerry Horace Morrison, Sr., age 66 of Gillsville, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at his reside ...

Other

Vera Lee Jackson, 89, Royston
Mrs. Vera Lee Jackson, age 89, of Royston died Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Jackson was born in Commerce to the late ...

Stephens

James Robert Payne, 67, Toccoa
Mr. James Robert Payne age 67 of 4810 Prather Bridge Road Toccoa, passed away November 17, 2016 from injuries sustained in a car accident near his home.   A son of the late ...

White

Dell Rio Highsmith, Cleveland
Mr. Dell Rio Highsmith, age 75 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2016.   Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm, Monday, November 21, 201 ...
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.