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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 9th, 2016

Dawson

Arielle Jaylynn Devilla, 17, Dawsonville
Arielle Jaylynn Devilla, 17, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 9, 2016. Born October 27, 1999 in South Charleston, West Virginia, she had lived in Dawson County for ...

Forsyth

Stephanie Lemke Dirst, 74, Cumming
Stephanie Lemke Dirst. 74, of Cumming, GA died on November 9, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Springfield, Il she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred ...
Jerry A. Hughes, Cumming
Jerry A. Hughes left this world on November 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He had fought a long hard battle with cancer for 3 years. He never gave up that he would b ...
  Samuel Frederick Schlesinger, Jr, 85 of Cumming, GA (and formerly of East Point, GA) died on November 9, 2016.  His beloved wife, Kay predeceased him. Graveside s ...

Gwinnett

Elizabeth C. Porras, 86, Dacula
Elizabeth C. Porras, age 86 of Dacula, GA died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Ham ...

Hall

Alvis Melvin Smith, 86, Alto
Alvis Melvin Smith, age 86 of Alto, passed away on November 9, 2016.  Per Mr. Smith’s request, no services will be held at this time. Online condolences can be made at w ...
Superman Timothy “Elijah” Smith, 4 years old, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral serv ...

Jackson

Deborah Kay Brake, 61, Commerce
  Deborah Kay Brake, age 61 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday November 09, 2016.   Mrs. Brake was the daughter of the late Morgan Whitlock and Ina Ruth Bra ...

Stephens

Mr. John Terrell “Snubbie” Griffin, age 89 of 435 Mulkey Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late John C. an ...
Mrs. Sarah Janie Hallford Morrow, age 89, of Talmadge Drive, Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Pruitt Health Care of Toccoa.    A daughter of the late ...

White

Sharron Ann Oliver Garrett, age 81.  Mrs. Garrett passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Mrs. Garrett was born in Toccoa, Georgia to Vernon Estelle Holbrook and Lydia M ...
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.