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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 15th, 2016

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Brenda Kay Delee, 60, Winder
Brenda Kay Delee, age 60, of Winder passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016.  Survivors include her mother Evelyn O'Kelley; sons Christopher Eugen DeLee and wife Daphne, E ...

Forsyth

Doris Ann Palmer, 72, Cumming
Doris Ann Palmer, age 72, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016.  She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Doris is preceded in de ...
David L. Dowdy, 54, Cumming
David L. Dowdy, age 54 of Cumming, went to be with the lord on December 15, 2016 after a heroic battle with cancer. David was born on April 16, 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late ...
Bill Jarmon, 71, Cumming
Bill Jarmon, 71, of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of Snellville, Georgia and Dora, Alabama passed away on December 15, 2016.   Bill was born on August 17, 1945 to Herman an ...

Habersham

David Norton, 62, Mt. Airy
David Norton, age 62 of Mt. Airy passed away December 15, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on November 15, 1954, he was a son of the late Melvin & Stella Mae Burrell Nort ...

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Dorothy Ann Harrison, 71, Gainesville
The Lord called Ms. Dorothy Ann Harrison home on December 15, 2016 after serving seventy one years on the battlefield.  Dorothy was of the Baptist Faith.  She was born on ...
Shirley Margaret Jones, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Shirley Margaret Jones, 81, of Gainesville, GA., passed away December 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in London, England, ...
Melvin Rider, 66, Gainesville
Melvin Rider age 66 of Gainesville passed away December 15, 2016. Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday December 27  at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Interm ...

Lumpkin

Allen William Fleming Sr., 90, Dahlonega
Al Fleming used to say, “Every day I wake up and I’m NOT at Larry Banister’s Funeral Home, it’s a great day!” On Thursday, December 15th, 2016, sur ...

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James Odell King, 75, Ila
  James Odell King, age 75, of Ila, GA passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Athens Regional.  Mr. King was born April 16, 1941 in Maysville, GA to the late Wisem ...
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.