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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 23rd, 2016

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Viola May Gerlach, 92, Winder
Mrs. Viola May Gerlach, age 92, of Winder Georgia died Wednesday, November 23, 2016. She was a wife and homemaker. Born in Chicopee, Massachusetts,Viola traveled to Alaska, Japan a ...
Mary B. Holland, 93, Winder
Mrs. Mary B. Holland, age 93, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 23, 2016.  A native of Clover, South, Carolina, she was a daughter of the late N. G. and Iona Currence ...

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Jacky Evans, 63, Dawsonville
Jacky Evans, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 23, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.   Born April 7, 1953 in Cob ...
Jerry Smallwood, 59, Dawsonville
Jerry Smallwood, 59, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday November 22, 2016. Born August 21, 1957 to the late Bill and Ruby Smallwood, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 1 ...

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William Vincent “Billy” Kuch, 30, of Cumming, GA died on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Billy was born July 14, 1986 in New Haven, CT. He was a graduate of Wharton Hig ...
Phillip “Fuzz” Vaughan passed away on Nov 22, 2016. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home with ...

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Katie Mae Nations Franklin, 90, Clarkesville
Katie Mae Nations Franklin, age 90, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Mrs. Franklin was born on May 1, 1926 in White County, Georgia. She was p ...

Hall

Mrs. Mildred Lurline McElwaney, age 88 of Gay, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services are schedul ...
James Alan Wilkes, 63, Flowery Branch
Mr. James Alan Wilkes, age 63, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Piedmont Hospital in Newnan, surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will be 2 ...

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Robert Edward Call, 43, Covington
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Robert Edward Call, 43, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus, on November 23, 2016. He was a resident of Covington, Georgia. He i ...
Mary Leona Elkins, 62, Athens
Mary Leona Elkins, age 62 of Athens, GA passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Mrs. Elkins was the daughter of the late David Lee and Mary Lou Yates Sharp.   Survivo ...

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George William Bean, 82, Cleveland
Mr. George William Bean age 82 of Cleveland, Ga passed away on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extend illness. Funeral services are ...
Rev. Gerald Rudolph Carnes, age 74, of Cleveland, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Gerald was born in Cumming, GA, in 1942, to the l ...
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.