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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Roy “Jeep” Lance, 73, Dawsonville
Roy “Jeep” Lance, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 2, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born May 5, 1943 to the late Hoyt and Elda Lance ...

Forsyth

Mary (Mickie) McMenamin, Cumming formerly of South Pasadena, FL
Mary (Mickie) McMenamin, a long-time resident of South Pasadena, FL died November 2, 2016 at Seasons Hospice in Cumming, GA.  Mickie graduated from Penn State University an ...
Robert Allen Underwood, 64, Cumming
Robert Allen Underwood, age 64 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  He was a member of Browns Bridge Community Church where he was the Small Group Leader f ...

Habersham

Patrick Newton Parker, III, age 80, of Demorest, GA passed away peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA with his wife, Deborah Jiles Parker by his side on N ...

Hall

Odis D. Chapman, 78, Lula
  Mr. Odis D. Chapman, age 78, of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.         ...
Ricky Jenkins, Gainesville
Mr. Ricky Jenkins of Gainesville, Georgia was a member of Greater Vision Church under the leadership of Elder Alfonza M. Jenkins, Sr.  and First Lady Wanda Jenkins.  He w ...

Jackson

Mittie Sue Weldon, 87, Commerce
  Mrs. Mittie Sue Weldon, age 87, of Commerce died Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at The Oaks at Scenic View.  Mrs. Weldon was born in Homer to the late, Henry and Mittie ...

Rabun

Mary Helen Cheek Jacobs, 86, of Clayton, GA passed away at her residence Wednesday, November 2, 2016. She was born in Franklin, NC on January 15, 1930 to William Oliver Cheek an ...

Stephens

Mrs. Katherine Williams Canady, age 98, of Mize Road, Toccoa, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at The Stephens County Hospital.   The daughter of the late Be ...

White

Thomas Lee Holcomb, 88, Cleveland
Thomas Lee Holcomb, age 88, of Cleveland, passed away on November 2, 2016. Mr. Holcomb was born on November 11, 1927, in Gainesville, GA, to the late Tom and Kate Pitchford Holc ...
Marian Cecelia Tessier, 85, Sautee-Nachoochee
Marian Cecilia Tessier, 85, of Sautee Nacoochee died Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, of complications following a fall. Marian 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.