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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 20th, 2016

Habersham

Mable Hefner Stephens, 73, Mt. Airy
Mable Hefner Stephens, age 73 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on November 9, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Edward L. &ldqu ...

Hall

Sylvia Dell Roberts Hanna, 87, Gainesville
Sylvia Dell Roberts Hanna of Gainesville, GA died peacefully, at the age of 87, in her Gainesville home surrounded by family, February 20, 2016, after a long battle with Alzheimer& ...
  William “Bill” Emerson Loden, Jr. of Gainesville, GA passed away on February 20, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Marjorie Davis Loden and William ...

Jackson

Frances Evans Fortson, 79, Commerce
  Mrs.  Frances Evans Fortson, age 79, of Commerce passed away on Saturday evening February 20, 2016.    Mrs. Fortson was the daughter of the late Luther ...

Lumpkin

Margie Nell Bryan, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Margie Nell Bryan, age 77, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following her battle with pancreatic cancer. Margie ...

White

Raymond Haines, 80, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of  Mr. Raymond Eugene Haines, age 80 of Sautee. Mr. Haines passed away Saturday,February 20, 2016. He is survived loca ...
Ruby Ione Allen Reid, 87, Cleveland
Mrs . Ruby Ione Allen Reid , age 87 of Cleveland. Mrs. Reid passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00pm, Monday, February 22, 2016 in the ...
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.