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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 30th, 2016

Gwinnett

William Randy Wiley, 72, Buford
William R. “Randy” Wiley, age 72, of Buford, Georgia, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hamilto ...

Habersham

Lorena Stanley Alexander, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Granny Lorena was born on August 15, 1929 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Earl ...

Hall

Florene Payne Allen, 79, Murrayville
Florene Payne Allen age 79 of Murrayville, GA passed away on March 30, 2016 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Allen was born and raised in Murrayville, GA and was a member ...
Betty Jo Edwards, 76, Murrayville
Funeral services for Betty Jo Edwards age 76 of Murrayville will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday April  2, 2016 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Wahoo Ba ...
Wayne Lester, 64, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Born on May 9, 1951, Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Joe Preston Lester Sr., sister in law, ...

Jackson

Tommy Kenneth Minish, Sr, 69, Commerce
  Mr. Tommy Kenneth Minish, Sr., age 69, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mr. Minish was the son of the late J.D. and ...
Helen W. Stephens, 85, Nicholson
Mrs. Helen W. Stephens, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Bountiful Hills Personal Care Home.  Mrs. Stephens was born in Tignall to the late Ernest an ...

Lumpkin

Myrtle M. Wright, 98, Dahlonega
Myrtle M. “Nanny” Wright, age 98 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.   Myrtle was the oldest of twelve children, born on September 13, ...

Other

Bobby Ralph Clement, Sr.,, 76, Greenwood, SC
  Bobby Ralph Clement, Sr., formerly of Greenwood, South Carolina passed away on March 30, 2016.   Born in Anderson, South Carolina on July 17, 1934, he was the ...
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
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