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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 6th, 2016

Forsyth

George Robert Whelchel, 78, Cumming
George Robert Whelchel, age 78, of Cumming, went to be with his Lord on February 6, 2016.  George was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany and faithfully attended Pleasant ...

Habersham

Homer Lee Howard, 84, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Homer Lee Howard, age 84, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Clarkesville United Methodist Church with Rev. Bria ...
Debra Elaine Maness, 60, Mt. Airy
Debra Elaine Maness, 60, of Mt. Airy passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illness.          Services will be ...
Leon Walters, 74, Mt. Airy
Mr. Leon Walters, age 74, of Antioch Church Road, Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.    A ...

Hall

Otis T. Milsap, 70, Gainesville
Homegoing Services for Mr. Otis Millsap will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmon Tanner Rd Flowery Branch, GA&n ...

Jackson

Mildred Sue Thomas, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Mildred Sue Thomas, age 77, of Commerce died Saturday, February 06, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Thomas was born in Commerce to the late, Dock and Inda M ...

Lumpkin

David Edward Woodward, 47, Dahlonega
David Edward Woodward, age 47, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away February 5, 2016. David is preceded in death by his mother, Kathy Sue Grizzle. He is survived ...

White

Mary Ruth Johnson, 88, Helen
Mary Ruth Johnson, age 88, of Helen, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Mrs. Johnson was born on February 20, 1927 to Mae and Irvin Smith.  She is preceded in death ...
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.