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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 22nd, 2016

Dawson

Betty Jo Greeson Barker, 81, Dawsonville
Betty Jo Greeson Barker, age 81, a long-time resident of Dawsonville, GA (formerly of Gainesville, GA) passed away peacefully on March 22, 2016 surrounded by her family and loved o ...

Forsyth

Robert Philip Hasse, 52, Cumming
Robert Philip Hasse age 52 of Cumming, formerly of Haddon Heights, NJ passed away suddenly on March 18, 2016. Rob gave so much of his time, creativity and energy to everything h ...
Betty Lunsford Jones, 77, Cumming
For several years, Betty bravely fought the debilitating effects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  On March 22, 2016, Betty Jones, age 77 of Cumming, Georgia, ...
Johanne L. Pratt, 82, Cumming
Johanne L. Pratt, 82, of Cumming, GA passed away at her home on March 11, 2016.  Born in Saugas, MA on November 24, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Clayton Longf ...
Harry Brynley Preston, 68, Cumming
Harry Brynley Preston, age 68, of Cumming, GA., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, GA. Born August 16, 1947, in B ...

Hall

Salvador Ramirez Florez, 61, Gainesville
  Salvador Ramirez Florez, age 61, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016.   Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM Friday, March 25, 2016 at Hi ...
Mary Ruth Sykes Fowler, 78, Gainesville
Mary Ruth Sykes Fowler, age 78, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016.   She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas D. Fowler, Jr ...
Florence Marie Purcell, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Florence Marie Purcell, 81, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on March 22, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.    Florence was born on November 28, 1934 ...
Ronald Allen "Ron" Walker, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald Allen "Ron" Walker, 59 of Gainesville died Friday March 4, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Walker had lived in G ...

Jackson

Horace Milledge Dooley, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Horace Milledge Dooley, age 85, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Mr. Dooley was born in Oconee County Georgia ...
Annie Louise Dyer, 97, Commerce
Annie Louise Dyer, age 97, of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday March 22, 2016. Mrs. Dyer was the daughter of the late Marion and Azie Collins Dyer, and was the widow of Ray Dyer ...
Myrtie Lynn Wright, 51, Commerce
Myrtie Lynn Wright, age 51 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday March 22, 2016.   Mrs. Wright was the daughter of Willie and Lutrelle Kitchens Booth and was the widow of ...

Lumpkin

Laurence M. (Sunny) Bragg, 87, Dahlonega
Laurence M. “Sunny” Bragg passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the age of 87.  A long time resident of Norfolk, Virginia, he was raised in the home ...
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.