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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Timothy (Tim) C. Ledford, 55, Dawsonville
Timothy “Tim” C. Ledford, age 55 of Dawsonville, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016.  Mr. Ledford was born February 27, 1961 in Gainesville to the late Claude ...

Forsyth

Velma Allie Stickel, 75, Cumming
Velma Allie Stickel, age 75, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, John Stickel; sisters, Barbara Sargent, Vivi ...

Habersham

Choob (Noy) Bantaum, 55, Cornelia
Choob  “Noy” Bantaum, age 55, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016. Mrs. Bantaum was born on September 17, 1961 in Thailand t ...

Hall

Pauline Brown Blakeney, 95, Greeneville, TN, formerly of Gainesville
Pauline Brown Blakeney passed away peacefully Friday evening at Morning Pointe of Greeneville at the age of 95. Pauline was a very smart and accomplished lady. Born in Alabama, ...
Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, Gainesville
Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 A Memorial service will be held in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home on December 17, 2016 at 2: ...
Martha Jean Michely, 64, Gainesville
Martha Jean Michely, 64, of Gainesville died Friday, December 2, 2016.  Born in York, SC., she was the daughter of Reid T. and Dorothy Williams of Gainesville. Jean graduat ...

Lumpkin

Judson Walker Batts, 80, Dahlonega
Judson Walker Batts, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA, joined his Father in Heaven on December 2, 2016. Visitation will be held from 4PM until 8PM on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Dahlo ...

Other

Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, Atlanta formerly of Gainesville
Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, of Atlanta, MI. and Gainesville, GA. (formerly of Southgate MI) passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016.  Eleanor was born in Dearborn, MI.  She ...

Rabun

Bessie Jane Dryman Barnes, age 105, of Clayton, Georiga, passed away on December 2, 2016 at her home. She was born in Macon County NC the daughter of the late Ray Dryman and Mamie ...

Stephens

Ray Pickens Bell, 77, Toccoa
Mr. Ray Pickens Bell, age 77 of Oakway Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, December 2, at his residence. A son of the late Elmer Pickens and Myrtie McClellan Bell, he was bor ...

White

Kelly K. Williams, 30, Cleveland
Kelly K. Williams, age 30, of Cleveland, GA passed away Friday, December 2, 2016.   Service arrangements are pending at this time.   Hillside Chapel Funeral H ...
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.