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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Apr 5th, 2016

Banks

Bertie McDuffie Chaffin, age 80, Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Mrs. Chaffin was born in Banks County on July 24, 1935 to the late Clarence and Helen M ...

Barrow

   Mildred Cronic Edge passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016.  Mrs. Edge was the daughter of the late Andrew and Loudell Cronic, and was preceded in death by her husban ...

Hall

Fred Allen Gilbert, 78, Gainesville
  Fred Allen Gilbert, age 78, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 following an extended illness. He was born in Memphis, TN and served his country in t ...

Jackson

Jane Forrester Duck, 91, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jane Forrester Duck, age 91, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Mrs. Duck was born in Hoschton, GA, a daughter t ...
Danny Paul Hill, 61, Commerce
            Mr. Danny Paul Hill, age 61, of Commerce died Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. ...

Lumpkin

Jewell (Dean) Beasley, 83, Dahlonega
Jewell “Dean” Beasley, age 83, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away April 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Dean is preceded in dea ...
Zora Lucille Hackney, 78, Dahlonega
Zora Lucille Hackney age 78 of Dahlonega, Georgia formerly from Stockbridge, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Lucille bravely ...

Stephens

Mrs. Cricket Bowen Pressley, age 59 of 84 Branch Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice Unit, Athens Regional Medical Center.   A ...

White

Earnest Horace Duvall, 87, Cleveland
Earnest Horace Duvall, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Duvall was born on August 7, 1928, in Clermont, GA to the late Earnest Ho ...
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.