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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 21st, 2016

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Rayford Bramlett, 85, Auburn
Mr. Rayford Bramlett, age 85, of Auburn, Georgia went to be with the Lord on December 21, 2016.  He was a son of the late W. B. and Arlene Walker Bramlett.  Rayford had r ...

Dawson

Jewell Pruitt Adams, 83, Dawsonville
Jewell Pruitt Adams, 83, of Dawsonville, GA died on December 21, 2016.  Born in Fulton County she was the daughter of the late Gussie and Lessie Pruitt.  Her beloved husb ...
Leonard E. (Skip) Comeau, 70, Dawsonville
Leonard E. “Skip” Comeau, 70, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 20, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born August 12, 1946 in Norwood, MA to the late Oli ...

Forsyth

Ruby June Atkinson, 91, Cumming
Ruby June Atkinson, age 91, of Cumming, GA, danced her way to heaven on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.  She was born in 1925, to the late Amos and Minnie Brockett. Ruby was a m ...
John Edward Thomason, 87, Cumming
John Edward Thomason, 87, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Seasons Hospice IPU, Cumming, GA.  Arrangements By McDonald and Son Funeral Home.&nb ...

Habersham

Denise Perez Sebastian, 2, Cornelia
Funeral Mass for Denise Perez Sebastian, 2 year old daughter of Thomas Perez Felix and Ana Sebastian of Cornelia will be held on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM from the St ...

Hall

Robert C. "Bob" Bittinger, 83, Gainesville
Robert C. “Bob” Bittinger, 83, of Gainesville, Ga., went into the arms of the Lord on December 21, 2016, and is no longer in pain. He was in hospice care at Northeast G ...
Elder James “Bud” R. Bowers, 80, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Funeral services will be ...
Elsie Mae Garrett Clark, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Elsie Mae Garrett Clark, 87 of Gainesville died Wednesday December 21, 2016. A native of Union County, Mrs. Clark had lived in Hall County for most of her life.  She w ...
Harold O’Neal Curry Jr. was ushered into eternal rest on December 15, 2016.  Harold was born July 16, 1949 to Sara Griffith and the late Harold Curry Sr.   ...
Shirley Ann Holloway, 67, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Shirley Ann Holloway, 67, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away on December 21, 2016 due to an extended illness.   Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tu ...
Richard Reid Hoover, 69, Gainesville
Richard Reid Hoover, age 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, December 21,2016. Hillside Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation Services 1190 McEver Rd. Gainesville, GA is ...
Ms. Linda Diane Kinsey Lance, 64, of Gainesville, passed away December 21, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec ...

Jackson

Nelda Poole Pressley, 69, Nicholson
Nelda Poole Pressley, age 69 of Nicholson, GA passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016.   Mrs. Pressley was the daughter of the late Herbert and Velma McKinsey Poole and ...
Dwain Waymon Smith, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Dwain Waymon Smith, age 74, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Smith was born in Nicholson to the late Curtis and B ...
Gladston Thornhill, 92, Hoschton
Mr. Gladston Thornhill, age 92, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away December 21, 2016.  Born in Jackson County to the late Luke and Willie Maude Tullis Thornhill, he had resided ...

Other

Pat Lee, Atlanta
Pat Lee, of Atlanta, passed away on December 21, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday January 7, 2017 at the Chapel of Memorial Park North.  The family ...
Pat Lee, Atlanta
Pat Lee, of Atlanta, passed away on December 21, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday January 7, 2017 at the Chapel of Memorial Park North.  The family ...
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.