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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 19th, 2016

Barrow

Mr. Gerald (Jerry) Harding Gunn, age 69, of Winder, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016, at his residence after a prolonged illness. Mr. Gunn was born in Atlanta o ...

Gwinnett

Bryan J. Cich, 38, Dacula
Bryan J. Cich, age 38 of Dacula, GA died suddenly on Friday, February 19, 2016. Funeral service will be held Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chape ...
Christian Giraldo, 37, Buford
Christian Giraldo, age 37, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016. He is survived by his son, Sebastian Giraldo, Buford, GA; mother, Sylvia Estrada, Buford, GA; fat ...

Hall

Ramona Lynn Bates, 58, Lula
Mrs. Ramona Lynne Bates (McIntyre), a long time resident of Lula GA, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 in her home. Ramona grew up in Geneva, NY., and was a God loving woman ...
Troy James Gibbs, 60, Gainesville
   Troy James Gibbs, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     ...

Lumpkin

Verner Howard Martin, 93, Dahlonega
Verner Howard Martin, 93, born in Commerce Ga. and longtime resident of Atlanta and Dahlonega Ga. passed away Nov. 25, 2015, after a short illness. ! He was the son of the late Mr. ...
Candace Wedlake Wind, 63, Dahlonega
Mrs. Candace Wedlake Wind, age 63 of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health.   Born in Chamblee, Georg ...

Stephens

Charles Emmitt Scott, 83, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Emmitt Scott age 83 of 91 Rocky Trail, Toccoa passed away Friday February 19, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Lewis W. and Lillie Sullens Scott, he wa ...

White

James Howard Barrett, 61, Cleveland
James Howard “Hal” Barrett, age 61 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Barrett was born March 12, 1954 ...
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.