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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 30th, 2016

Habersham

Vicki Susan Bryant Maney, age 65 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016. Born in Hall County on November 6, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Bryant. Mrs. ...

Hall

James Minor Garner, 74, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held @ 2:00 Pm Tuesday Jan. 3, 2017 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral home for Mr. Minor Garner 74 of Gainesville, Ga. The Rev. Scott Wilson ...
Bernard Francis Kirbach “Bernie” passed away on December 30, 2016 after an extended illness.  He was born on February 8, 1929 in Elmhurst, Illinois. He served in ...
Mrs. Dorothy Mae King Grier Peters age 80 of Gainesville passed away on Friday December 30, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.         &nbs ...
Howard W. Ward, 86, Lula
Howard W. Ward age 86 of Lula, Ga. died Friday December 30, 2016 in Clayton, Ga. following an extended illness. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 pm Monday January 2, 2017 at t ...

Lumpkin

John Wesley Dowdy, 78, Lavonia, formerly of Dahlonega
John Wesley Dowdy, age 78, of Lavonia, GA (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Friday December 30, 2016. He loved and cared for all his family; the children, grandchildren ...
Joshua Krag Roydes, 29, Dahlonega
  Joshua Krag Roydes, age 29, of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on Friday, December 30, 2016. Josh was born in Dahlonega, GA on April 2, 1987 to Clarence Phillip Set ...

Other

Melba Massey-Wells, 68, Ellijay
Melba Massey-Wells, age 68, of Ellijay passed away Friday, December 30, 2016.  Melba was a very strong woman who loved her family more than anything else; the glue that held h ...

White

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jeffrey Mason Westmoreland, age 18 months of Cleveland, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, December 30, 2016.  Jeffrey was born ...
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.