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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 15th, 2016

Habersham

Roger Wayne Fields, 74, Cornelia
Roger Wayne Fields, age 74, of Cornelia, GA and formerly of Dahlonega, GA passed away April 15, 2016.   Roger lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. He worked with th ...
Phyllis Jean Gary, 77, Cornelia
  Phyllis Jean Gary, 77, of Colorado Springs, CO, beloved mother, wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 7, 2016, from compli ...
Nancy Allen Sewell, 88, Demorest
Nancy Allen Sewell, age 88 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 15, 2016 following a period of declining health.   Born in Goldsboro, Nort ...

Hall

Vera "Gi-Gi" Stewart, 88, Gainesville
Vera "Gi-Gi" Stewart, 88, of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully on Friday, April 15, 2016 following a sudden illness. She was born February 13, 1928 in Iowa Falls, I ...

Jackson

Roy (Edward) Moose, 66, Pendergrass
Roy “Edward” Moose, age 66, of Pendergrass, GA passed away April 15, 2016 at Gold City Convalescent Center. Edward is preceded in death by his parents, Ramie and Loi ...
                        Mr. Elmer Burruss Wolfrey, Jr., age 74, of ...

Lumpkin

Max Herman Lingerfelt, 85, Dahlonega
Max Herman Lingerfelt, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away April 15, 2016 at Chestatee Regional Hospital. Max is preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Lingerfelt; parents, John ...

Other

Charlie R. Fleming, 89, Ellijay
Charlie R. Fleming, 89, of Ellijay passed away Friday April 15, 2016 at Gilmer Nursing Home following a period of declining health. Born December 23, 1926 in Cherokee County to ...

Stephens

Harold Thomas Collins, 89, Eastanollee
Mr. Harold Thomas Collins, age 89 of 301 Cherokee Drive, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at the home of his daughter in Bishop, Georgia.   A ...
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.