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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Sheila Harper Martin, 66, Cumming
Sheila Harper Martin, age 66, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016.  A funny person, Sheila loved her family and her dog and enjoyed traveling to the beach. &n ...
Tommy (Coot) Thompson, Jr., age 70, of Cumming passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016.  Tommy was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam.  He had a heart of gold and never ...

Hall

Barbara Watson Abernathy, 85, Gainesville
Barbara Watson Abernathy, 85, of Gainesville passed away February 14, 2016 following a brief illness.   Born in Hall County, on May 19, 1930, she was the daughter of the lat ...
Jimmy Dwayne Ballew, 55, Clermont
Jimmy Dwayne Ballew, age 55, of Clermont, GA passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016.   He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a graduate of Johnson High School Cla ...
Betty Maerelle Daniel, 79, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday February 17, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Betty Maerelle Daniel age 79 of Gainesville. The Rev. Marshall Dale w ...
Ray Preston Garner, 74, Braselton
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Skitts Mountain Baptist Church 9361 Skitts Mountain Drive Lula, GA 30554 for Ray Preston Garner age 74 o ...
Hazel E. Patterson, 83, Chicopee
Mrs. Hazel E. Patterson, 83, of Chicopee died Sunday February 14, 2016 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Patterson was the daughter of the late Gro ...

Jackson

James Louis Stephens, 70, Commerce
James Louis Stephens age 70 of Commerce passed away Sunday Feb. 14, 2016 at his residence.    Mr. Stephens was born Feb. 22, 1945 in Chicago, Illnois and worked as a ma ...

Other

Donald Spradlin Wise, 60, Alpharetta
Mr. Donald Spradlin Wise, 60, of Alpharetta, went home to be with his heavenly father Sunday, February 14, 2016.  Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Donald faithfully worked in the min ...
Mother of Cong. Doug Collins dies
The mother of 9th District Congressman Doug Collins died Sunday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Flowery Branch councilman Fred Richards dies
Flowery Branch City Councilman Fred Richards has died, officials confirmed on Thursday.
Funeral for Keith Echols scheduled Saturday
The funeral for former Hall County Tax Commissioner Keith Echols will be held Saturday at 2:00 at Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Handbag designer Kate Spade found dead in apparent suicide
Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead in apparent suicide in the bedroom of her Park Avenue apartment
Memorial service set for man whose public safety career spanned 40 years
A man who gave more than half his life to public safety in Jackson and Habersham counties and across Georgia will be remembered in a memorial service Thursday in Jefferson.
Former Georgia QB, Patriots RB Andy Johnson dies at 65
Former Georgia quarterback and New England Patriots running back Andy Johnson has died at 65 after a long illness
Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the 'Superman' franchise, dies
Margot Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the "Superman" film franchise of the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died
Former NASCAR driver killed in Franklin County accident
A former NASCAR driver who made his home in Upstate South Carolina and his son are dead as the result of an accident early Saturday morning.