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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 29th, 2016

Dawson

Marion Gleeson Perry, 94, Dawsonville
Marion Gleeson Perry, 94, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 29, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 3, 1922 to the late Cliffor ...

Forsyth

Karen Diane Pilgrim, age 51 of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and friend ...

Habersham

Noah Lee Thompson, 67, Cornelia
  Mr. Noah Lee Thompson, 67, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on December 29, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, J ...

Hall

Larry Johnson, 67, Gainesville
 On April 2, 1949, Mr. and Mrs. William (Mamie Thompson) Johnson received a precious gift from God, a son named Larry Johnson.  After 67 years of earthly service, on Thur ...
Roy Keels, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Roy Keels, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 201 ...
Kathleen (Kathy) Schumacher Phillips, born May 24, 1959 to Paul Schumacher and Marie Wilberding of Carroll, Iowa, passed away on December 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cent ...
Jennie Lee Shirley, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Jennie Lee Shirley departed this life at the age of 86 years-old on Thursday, December 29, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. Jennie was born on August 10, 1930 in Jackson Cou ...

Jackson

Betty Sue Hollis Hamilton, 80, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Sue Hollis Hamilton, age 80 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, December 29, 2016.  Mrs. Hamilton was bo ...

Rabun

Armede Craft Bynum, 80, Clayton
Armede Craft Bynum passed away peacefully at her home on December 29th, 2016 surrounded by her family.  She was born in Conyers, Georgia on May 4th, 1936, to Dr. Luther Blake ...
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.