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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 19th, 2016

Gwinnett

Elizabeth Wiley Brown, 53, Buford
Elizabeth “Beth” Wiley Brown, age 53, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerome Wiley; grandparents, Jay an ...
Meldagonde H. Giles, 87, Buford
Meldagonde H. Giles, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away on March 19, 2016. Mrs. Giles passed away peacefully in her sleep at Silverleaf Nursing Home. Mrs. Giles was born in Marseill ...

Hall

Mattie Mae Williams Borders, 76, Gainesville
Mattie Mae Williams Borders was born on October 11, 1939 in Flowery Branch, GA.  She was the daughter of the late Luther Williams and Mattie Mae Williams.  She was raised ...
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 24, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Joseph James “Jody” Edmonds age 33 of Braselton. The Rev. Mik ...
Robert Edward Love, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Edward Love, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. No services are scheduled at this time.&nb ...

Jackson

Richard Lamar Collins, 59, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Richard Lamar Collins, age 59 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, March 19, 2016.  Mr. Collins was born in Athe ...
Mr. E.L. “Joe” Helton, age 79 of Ila died Friday, March 18, 2016 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Mr. Helton was born in Gainesville to the late, John Andrew and Beulah ...
George Edward Wyatt, Sr., age 92 of Homer, passed away at his son's home in Homer.  Mr. Wyatt was born in Battery Park, VA January18, 1924 to the late Guy Smith & Mar ...

Lumpkin

Austin Corey Ash, 23, Dahlonega
Austin Corey Ash went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2016, he was born with Myotonic Dystrophy on March 21, 1992 and has fought these 24 years to live a life that brought joy to ...

Stephens

Mr. Anthony “Tony” Robert Curtis, age 33 of 121 Forest Brook Drive, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   ...
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.