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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 10th, 2016

Forsyth

Ricky Hood, 58, Cumming
Ricky Hood, age 58 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was loved by his wife, children and grandchildren and l ...
Filomena Perez, 78, Cumming
Filomena Perez, age 78 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016.   Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 12th at 1:00 pm at Sawnee View Memorial Gar ...
Mary Stevens Walls, 86, Cumming
Mary Stevens Walls, age 86, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016. She was born to John F. and Ruth P. Stevens in Walton County, GA and grew up and was educated in Ga ...

Habersham

Frederick Bennett Mahan, Jr. age 89 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 following a period of declining health. Born in Trenton, New Jersey on ...
Jo Ann Nations Moore, 71, Clarkesville
Jo Ann Nations Moore, age 71 of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on January 24, 1945, she was a daughter of the late William Ern ...

Hall

Mrs. Sheila Jeannette Reed Ferguson, age 58 of Clermont, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.      &n ...
Herbert Edward Houston, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Herbert Edward Houston, age 79 of Gainesville, won the victory over Alzheimer’s Disease on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at his residence.      &nb ...
Charlene C. Jewett, 87, Gainesville
Charlene Coler Jewett passed quietly March 10, 2016 at Gainesville, GA.  Mrs. Jewett was born in Dayton, Ohio.  She married George Jewett February 5, 1948.  They w ...
Clara M. Sosebee, 85, Clermont
Clara M. Sosebee age 85 of Clermont ended her earthly journey quietly and peacefully at the beautiful home she loved for many years on Wednesday March 09, 2016 following an extende ...

Jackson

M.C. Gooch, 66, Braselton
M.C. Gooch, age 66, of Braselton passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Intermen ...

Lumpkin

Paul E. Manley, 87, Dahlonega
Mr. Paul E. Manley of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016.  Mr. Manley was born May 31, 1928 in Danielsville, Georgia; he was the son of the late Jeffe ...

White

Joel Bradley Thurmond Sr., 63, Cleveland
Joel Bradley Thurmond Sr., age 63 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Thurmond was born August 24, 1952 in Hiawassee to the late James ...
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.