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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. May 19th, 2016

Forsyth

James David Cantrell, 65, Cumming
James David Cantrell, age 65 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was a member of Cumming Second Baptist Church. David was preceded in death by his parents, James ...
Linzsey Lowe, Jr, 90, Cumming
Linzsey Lowe, Jr, 90, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Cumming Nursing Center, Cumming, GA.  He was a resident Cumming for 33 years.  ...

Habersham

Marcheta B. O'Kelley, 63, Demorest
Marcheta B. O’Kelley, 63, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Coastal Carolina Hospital after a short illness.  She was born December 13, 1952 in Demorest, GA to the late ...

Hall

Rev. Gerald McCoy Jordan, 79, Gainesville
Reverend Gerald McCoy Jordan of Gainesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on May 19, 2016.  He leaves behind his devoted wife of 61 years, Olene Talbert Jordan, his ...
Frank L. Downing, honored World War II veteran, devoted husband, cherished father, grandfather and loyal friend to many, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016. He will be remember ...
Evelyn Norris Scroggs, 73, Oakwood
Mrs. Evelyn Norris Scroggs, 73 of Oakwood died Thursday May 19, 2016 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Scroggs was the daughter of the late Joe D. and M ...

Jackson

Edna Mae Long Kimsey, 80, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Edna Mae Long Kimsey, age 80 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  Mrs. Kimsey was born in Cra ...
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.