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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 4th, 2016

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Mrs. Shirley Elrod Thornton, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away peacefully at her  home on November 4, 2016.  A Daughter of the late Arthur and Nettie Cook Elrod, she ...

Dawson

Benny R. Roberts, 73, Dawsonville
Benny R. Roberts, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 4, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born February 28, 1943 in Hall County to the late Otis and ...

Forsyth

Roy Ludon Rockmore, 76, Cumming
Roy Ludon Rockmore, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016.  He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon since 1979. He lo ...

Habersham

Virginia Iola Justus Jiles Sextro Ivester, age 84, of Cornelia, GA, passed away peacefully at Habersham Home East, Habersham Medical Center, Demorest, GA on November 2, 2016. Vi ...

Hall

Lola Ann Marie Ledford, 40, Gainesville
Lola Ann Marie Ledford age 40 of Gainesville passed away Friday November 4, 2016. Funeral Service 4:00 p.m. Wednesday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home of Gai ...
Kansie Kathleen Abernathy, 91, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Monday November 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home for Kansie Kathleen Abernathy, 91 of Gainesville. Rev. Jeff Worley and R ...
Thomas Charles Adams, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Charles Adams age 84 of Gainesville passed away on Friday November 04, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Graveside services are sche ...
Clayton Lamar (Clay) Crowe, 38, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday November 08, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend R ...
Robert Lanier Ferguson, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Lanier Ferguson age 69 passed away Friday November 4, 2016 at his residence from an extended illness with Parkinson’s disease. He was the son of the late Ralph Fer ...
Harold Jackson Latimer, 42, Gainesville
Harold Jackson Latimer, age 42, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 04, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 M ...
Harold Jackson Latimer III, 42, Gainesville
Harold Jackson Latimer III, also known as “Boo” passed away on November 4, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on October 29th, 1974 Mr. Latimer was a wonderful and ente ...
Bobby “Bob” Allen Painter, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on November 4, 2016.  Funeral service will be held on Monday November 7, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Gain ...

Jackson

Mary Lou Barnett, 85, Nicholson
Mrs. Mary Lou Barnett, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Friday, November 4, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Barnett was born in Nicholson to the late Leonard and Myrtle Pace Sanders ...

Lumpkin

Nellie Mae Hope, 68, Dahlonega
  Nellie Mae Hope, age 68, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday November 4, 2016. Nellie was born on June 30, 1948 in Dahlonega, GA.  She was ...

Other

Peggy Elizabeth Collins, 73, Danielsville
Mrs. Peggy Elizabeth Collins, age 73, of Danielsville, GA died Friday, November 4, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice, Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Collins was born in Maysville ...
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.