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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Reita Gilleland, 85, Cumming
Reita Gilleland, 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Silver City on February 7, 2016 after many years of extended illness. Reita was the former owner of two popular Cumming R ...

Gwinnett

Harold V. Hogan, Jr.,, 87, Lawrenceville
Harold V. Hogan, Jr., age 87 of Lawrenceville, GA died Sunday, February 7, 2016. Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chape ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Clovia June Parker Grogan Harper, age 70 of Demorest will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment ...

Hall

Randy Donald Howard, 50, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday February 10, 2016 at Ward's  Funeral Home Chapel for Randy Donald Howard age 50 of Gainesville. Billie Jo Clark and ...
Gloria Rose (Decker) Strautman, age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia (formerly of Fairborn, Ohio) passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sud ...
Reverend Hugh Howell Walden, 76, Gainesville
           Reverend Hugh Howell Walden, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Halcyon House following ...
Kathy Elaine Williams, 53, Gainesville
Home Going services for Mrs. Kathy Elaine Williams age 53 of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016, @ 2:00 pm ,at Young's Funeral Home, 1553 Old ...

Lumpkin

Susann Rilla Hirst, 75, Dahlonega
Susann Rilla Hirst, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 7, 2016  She was devoted to her family, students and faith in the Lord Jesus Chr ...
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.