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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 20th, 2016

Banks

Jane Vandiver Lewallen, 69, Maysville
Jane Vandiver Lewallen, age 69 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016.   Mrs. Lewallen was the daughter of the late Cecil and Lanelle Shirley Vandiver. ...

Forsyth

Francis Matthew Ciszek, 69, Cumming
Francis Matthew Ciszek, age 69, of Cumming, GA. passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  A native of Albion, NY, Mr. Ciszek graduated from Boston College with a Master's D ...
Frank Martinez, 45, Cumming
Firefighter Frank Martinez, Atlanta Fire Department, 45, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Frank was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend who has bee ...
Wilfred (Wil) Louis Sommer, 80, passed away on 20th December, 2016 in Cumming, Georgia. He was born in LaSalle, Illinois on 26th July, 1936 to William Frederick and Clara Lou. W ...

Habersham

Wayne Alfred Brown, 55, Hollingsworth
Wayne Alfred Brown, age 55, of Hollingsworth, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Brown was born on July 13, 1961 in Co ...
William Henry Leagan, age 67, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Mr. Leagan was born on January 27, 1949 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was preced ...
Kenneth Alton Sanders, 72, Clarkesville
Mr. Kenneth Alton Sanders, 72, passed away on December 20 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ken was born in Miami, Florida, to Thomas Bradford Sanders and Louise Carpenter Sa ...

Hall

Bennie Garfield Lewallen, age 78 of Lula, GA passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Mr. Lewallen was the son of the late Ellis and Alpha Stewart Lewallen and was the widow of ...
Allie Millwood Smith, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Allie Millwood Smith, 92, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 20, 2016at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will b ...
George Marshall Wells, 88, Gainesville
Mr. George Marshall Wells, 88, of Gainesville, GA., passed away December 19, 2016 at New Horizons Limestone.  Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, Decem ...
Florence Alijean “Jean” Wood, 75, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Florence Alijean “Jean” Wood, 75, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away on December 20, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 ...

Jackson

Jerry Hugh Wilkes, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jerry Hugh Wilkes, age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  Mr. Wilkes was born in Jeffers ...

Stephens

Mr. Leonard Douglas McCurry, age 78 of 244 N. Red Rock Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A son of the late Leonard B. and Henr ...
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.