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Local Obits for Sun. May 15th, 2016

Habersham

William G. Crawford, 63, Cornelia
William G. “Speck” Crawford, age 63, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Mr. Crawford was born on August 17, 1952 in Hall County, Georgia. He ...
Ray Tolbert, 80, Baldwin
Funeral services for Ray Tolbert, age 80, of Baldwin will be held  on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Chad Parker and Rev. Tommy Sto ...

Hall

Bill Edmonds, 77, Gainesville
Bill Edmonds, age 77, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 following a brief illness. Bill was born in Stephens County, Ga to the late William Warren and Mary Le ...

Jackson

Jo Ann Short, 77, Commerce
Jo Ann Short, age 77 of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday May 15, 2016.   Mrs. Short was the daughter of the late Fred and Margaret Motley Brumfield and was the widow of H ...

Lumpkin

Ted Keen Flynt, 62, Dahlonega
Ted Keen Flynt, 62, of Dahlonega, Georgia, succumbed to cancer at his home surrounded by his family on May 15th, 2016.  Ted is survived by his wife Judi of 34 years, daught ...
Kenneth Doyle Harkins, 63, Dahlonega
Mr. Kenneth Doyle Harkins, age 63, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at his residence. Born in White County on August 28, 1952 to parents George Byers and Mary Lee M ...
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.