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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 26th, 2016

Dawson

Jeffrey Charles Spillane, 57, Dawsonville
Jeffrey Charles Spillane, 57, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on November 26, 2016. He was born in San Francisco, CA on November 7, 1959. He was preceded in death by his parents, J ...

Forsyth

Charles Banister, 84, Cumming
Charles Banister, age 84 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016.  Charles was a veteran of the Army during the Korean War conflict. He retired from General Mot ...
James William O'Connor, III, 67, Alpharetta
James William O’Connor, III, age 67, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016. James was born in Chicago, IL, in 1946, to the late James O’ Connor and ...

Gwinnett

Henrietta Duke Thomas, 88, Lawrenceville
  Henrietta Duke Thomas, 88, of Lawrenceville, GA died on Saturday, November 26, 2016.  Born in Nettleboro, AL she was the daughter of the late Henry and Etta Duke.&nb ...

Hall

Barbara Moore, 82, Gainesville
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Moore, age 82, of Gainesville, GA will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Cross Plains Baptist Church, 3230 ...

Jackson

Bobby Watson, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bobby Watson, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Mr. Watson was born on October 31, 1932 in Jackson ...

Rabun

Helen Andrews, 94, Clayton
Helen Andrews, age 94, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away November 26, 2016 at Mountain View Nursing Home. She was born the daughter of the late John Esco York and Martha Jane Tru ...

White

James Claude Gerrells, 85, Cleveland
James Claude Gerrells, age 85, of Cleveland passed away Saturday November 26, 2016.  Mr. Gerrells was born in Leaf, Ga the son of the late Haskell and Maude London Gerrells ...
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.