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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 11th, 2016

Banks

Sherry LeAnn Simmons Bove, 38, Maysville
Sherry LeAnn Simmons Bove, 38, of Maysville passed on Friday, March 11, 2016 following a sudden illness.         Funeral services will be held on Wed ...

Barrow

Patricia Diana Chatham, age 52, of Winder passed away Friday, March 11, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-09 ...

Dawson

Franklin (Frank) Leroy Ross, 80, Dawsonville
Franklin “Frank” Leroy Ross, age 80, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on March 11, 2016 following an extended illness. Frank was born May 25, 1935 in Dahlonega, GA. He ...

Gwinnett

Agnes (nee Hopkins) Clark, 83, Lawrenceville
Agnes (nee Hopkins) Clark was born on February 28, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland and was the only child of the late Linzie and Rev. Carrie (nee Steward) Hopkins.  She was called ...
Thomas Wayne Shelton, Jr., age 47, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Wayne Shelton, Sr. He is survived by his comm ...

Habersham

Garland Lewallen, Sr., age 83 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016.  Born in Gainesville, Georgia on March 28, 1932, he was a son of the late William “Will&rd ...
Joseph Kurt Martin, 36, Clarkesville
Joseph Kurt Martin, age 36, of Clarkesville passed away Friday, March 11, 2016. Born on June 28, 1979, Joey was the son of Stanley and Beverly Martin.  He was a graduate of ...

Hall

James F. (Gene) Cordell, 83, Gainesville
Mr. James F. “Gene” Cordell age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Friday March 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday ...
Raymond Wesley Dorsey, 77, Gainesville
 Mr. Raymond Wesley Dorsey age 77 of Gainesville passed away on Friday March 11, 2016 at New Horizons Limestone.             Funeral service are ...
Marilyn Mae Forbes, 85, Gainesville
In the loving presence of her two sons, Mark and Matt, Marilyn Mae Forbes of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at her home in the early morning of March 11, 2016. M ...

Rabun

Patrick Lynn Peeples, 65, Clayton
Patrick Lynn “Pat” Peeples, 65, of Clayton, Georgia died March 11, 2016 at home surrounded by family. He was born August 15, 1950 in Key West, Florida and was the so ...

Stephens

Mrs. Reba Lee Kellar Collins age 89 of 5371 Mize Road, Toccoa passed away Friday March 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of the late Elijah and Anna ...
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.