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Local Obits for Sun. May 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Courtland F. James, 76, Cumming
Courtland F. James 76 of Cumming passed away on May 29, 2016 McDonald and Son is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arr ...

Habersham

Anna Belle Morrison Dean, 90, Batesville
Funeral services for Anna Belle Morrison Dean, age 90 of the Batesville community will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Oakey Mountain Baptist Church. Rev. Brion ...
Chanh Tenakoun, 85, Cornelia
Chanh Tenakoun, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016.   Mr. Tenakoun was born on February 1, 1931, in Vientiane, Laos, to the late Bou and O ...

Hall

Rev. L. G. Gilstrap, 81, Gainesville
  Rev. L.G. Gilstrap, 81, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, May 29, 2016 with family by his side.   The family will recei ...
Paul J. Hanes, 87, Braselton
Paul “Shorty” J. Hanes, 87, of Braselton, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, 19, Gainesville
Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, age 19, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016. She was a member of Free Chapel Worship Center in Gainesville, GA and worked as a Professional Ass ...
Roy White, 88, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday June 2, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Roy White age 88 of Gainesville. Interment will follow at Corinth Baptist C ...

Jackson

Don Edward Brock, 77, Nicholson
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Don Edward Brock, age 77, of Nicholson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Mr. Brock was born in Marianna, Fl ...
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.