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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 14th, 2016

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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 ...
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.