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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Feb 4th, 2016

Forsyth

Thomas Leroy Payne, 72, Cumming
Thomas Leroy Payne, age 72, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital.  A resident of Cumming, Ga., he is survived by his wife, Jennifer Payne an ...

Gwinnett

Ana Nicoara, 81, Dacula
Ana Nicoara, age 81 of Dacula, GA died Thursday, February 4, 2016. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Interment wi ...

Hall

  Dr. Leslie Raymond Bassett, age 93 of Oakwood, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at his residence.   Memorial services are scheduled for Satur ...
Dorothy Young Cochran, 93, Gainesville
Dorothy Young Cochran age 93 of Gainesville, Ga. Died Wednesday February 3, 2016 at the N.E. Ga. Med. Center. Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm Saturday February 6, 2016 at the ...
Evelyn Frye Shi, 92, Gainesville
Evelyn Frye Shi, 92, of Gainesville, Georgia, died February 4, 2016, peacefully in her sleep at her home in Lanier Village Estates, outside of Gainesville.  She was born Ja ...

Lumpkin

Gene “Bub” “Dipper” Womack, age 78, died peacefully at home on January 29, 2016. Gene was a born again Christian and now resides in his heavenly home. Gene ...

Union

Betty Ruth Popham Brown, 72, Blairsville
Mrs. Betty Ruth Popham Brown, age 72 of Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Erlanger Health System following a sudden illness.     &nbs ...

White

Keith Elrod, Sr, 60, Cleveland
Keith Elrod, Sr., age 60, of Cleveland, GA, went to be with The Lord on Thursday, February 4, 2016, following an extended illness. Mr. Elrod was born in Demorest, GA on May 28, ...
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.