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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Billie C. Russo, 80, Dawsonville
Dr. Billie C. Russo, Sr., 80, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday April 2, 2016 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born March 24, 1936, Dr. Russo had been ...

Forsyth

Robert L. Mehler, 87, Cumming
Robert L. Mehler, age 87, of Cumming, formerly of Hazlet, NJ passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016. Born in Newark, NJ he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary Mehler and served i ...

Habersham

Julian Vernon Donald, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Julian Vernon Donald, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Nacoochee United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Chew ...

Hall

Rodney Allen, 69, Hilton Head, SC formerly of Gainesville
      Mr. Rodney Allen, age 69, of Hilton Head, SC formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016.      &n ...
Franklin Leon Rider, 80, Gainesville
Franklin Leon Rider, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, April 02, 2016 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following an extended illness.     Funeral services ...
    Dr. Theodore “Ted” Robinson passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Gainesville, Georgia.            ...
David G. Stuker, 81, Murrayville
David Stuker, 81, of Murrayville, passed away April 2, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Stuker and daughter, Lisa Stuker. He is survived by his sons and dau ...

Jackson

Freida Hodges Sikes, 92, Commerce
Mrs. Freida Hodges Sikes, age 92 of Lula died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Southern Pines Assisted Living.  Mrs. Sikes was born in Statesboro to the late, Frank and Maggie Grime ...
Dale Coleman Wilson, 63, Pendergrass
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Dale Coleman Wilson, age 63 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, April 2, 2016.  Mrs. Wilson was bo ...

White

Clara L. Brigham, 44, Cleveland
Clara L. Brigham, age 44 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at her residence.  Ms. Brigham was born May 1, 1971 in Anchorage, AK to the alter Albert C. Sloan ...
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.