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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 29th, 2016

Banks

Myron Arthur Hunt, 74 of Banks County passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Born in Gwinnett County, Georgia on June 9, 1941, Mr. Hunt was a son of the late Arthur Guy & C ...

Gwinnett

Karl L. Michel, Jr, 86, Buford
Karl L. Michel, Jr., age 86 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, March 29, 2016. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Da ...

Habersham

Lloyd Cantrell, 57, Demorest
Lloyd Cantrell, age 57 Demorest, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Born in Demorest, Georgia on August 23, 1958, he was the son of the late Orville Earnest Cantrell and Novic ...
Charles Michael “Mike” Esslinger, age 66 of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on March 29, 2016 at his home after a long illness. Born in Emporia, Kansas, he was a ...
Dorothy Stump Largin, 74, Demorest
Dorothy Stump Largin, age 74, Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Austell, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Mrs. Largin was born on December 5, 1941 in Rocky Mount, V ...
James Stroud, 94, Cornelia
James “J.C.” Stroud, age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Mr. Stroud was born on July 6, 1921 in Stephens County, Georgia to the lat ...

Hall

Ramiro Paramo Sanchez, 52, Oakwood
Mr. Ramiro Paramo Sanchez, age 52, of Oakwood passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 1, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial ...
Evelyn Cleo Peebles, 85, Gainesville
    Mrs. Evelyn Cleo Peebles, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. &nb ...

Stephens

Mr. Robert Brantley Pitts, Sr., age 72 of 3994 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A son of the late Jess ...
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.