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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 31st, 2016

Forsyth

Bonnie Bennett McClure, 102, Cumming
Bonnie Bennett McClure, age 102 of Cumming, passed away (with peace and grace) on Saturday, December 31, 2016.    A lifelong resident of Forsyth County, Mrs. McClur ...
Dorothy Jean Merrill, 70, Gainesville
Dorothy Jean Merrill, 70, of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Lanier Place, Cumming, Ga.    Arrangements by McDonald and Son ...

Habersham

Bishop Chester M. Smith, 77, Demorest
Bishop Chester M. Smith, age 77 of Demorest, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at his residence. Born in Reedsville, West Virginia on October 3, 1939 ...

Hall

Harry "Bud" Peterson, 89, Flowery Branch
Harry “Bud” Peterson, 89, of Flowery Branch GA, passed away on December 31, 2016 at Hope Care Center in Dacula. Memorial Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, ...
Dina Robinson, Gainesville
Dina Robinson, of Gainesville, passed away on December 31, 2016.  The funeral will be held at 11:00 am Friday January 6, 2017 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.  In ...
Dina Fidler Robinson, Gainesville
Dina Fidler Robinson passed away December 31, 2016.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday January 6, 2017 at 11:00 am at Memorial Funeral Home on Riverside Drive w ...
John Whitmire, 92, Gainesville
Mr. "J D" John Daniel Whitmire age 92 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday December 31, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Jackson

James D. Hensley, 69, Commerce
Mr. James D. Hensley, age 69 of Commerce, Ga passed away at his residence following an extended illness.            Funeral se ...

Lumpkin

Charles Sinclair Wells, 54, Dahlonega
Charles Sinclair Wells, age 54, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on December 31, 2016.   Charles was born in Leesburg, FL on August 1, 1962 to Hugh Sinclair Wells and Gloria Je ...
Sue Woody, 66, Dahlonega
Sue Woody, age 66, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away suddenly on Saturday December 31, 2016. Sue was a native and lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA.  She worked as a cook for ...

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 14, 2017 at the Chapel of Memorial Park North.  The famil ...
Muriell Duey Martin, 86, Danielsville
Muriell Duey Martin, age 86 of Danielsville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Born in Deshler, Nebraska, on October 22, 1930, she was a daughter of the late D ...

Stephens

James Lawrence Haynes, 75, Toccoa
Mr. James Lawrence Haynes, age 75 of 198 Davis Avenue, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of the la ...
Roy Dwayne Pless, 38, Eastanollee
Mr. Roy Dwayne Pless, age 38 of 202 Eastanollee School Road, Eastanollee passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at his home. A son of Sonny Pless and the late Delores Littleton ...

White

Yvondia Virginia Moseley, 65, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Yvondia Virginia Moseley, age 65 of Cleveland. Mrs. Moseley passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016. Funeral service ...
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.