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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 4th, 2016

Forsyth

Ravenel (Holloway) Haile, 95, of Cumming, GA died on May 4, 2016 after being diagnosed with liver cancer on March 29..  Born in Summer Shade, KY she was the daughter of the la ...
Harold Edward Gill, 85, Cumming
Harold Edward Gill, 85, of Cumming, GA died on May 4, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.    He was born in New Jersey and was a life-long Episcopalian.  Har ...

Habersham

Marvin Lee Cantrell, 79, Mt. Airy
  Marvin Lee Cantrell, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Born in Turnerville, Georgia on July 11, 1936, he was a son of the late Harley Cantrell an ...

Jackson

Donald “Donnie” Bruce Miles, age 71, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Donnie was born in Maryland and moved to Georgia in 1994.  Survivors inc ...
David Allen Gloyd, 79, Commerce
Mr. David Allen Gloyd, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Gloyd was born in Sharon, CT to the late George Casper and Rose P ...
Danny E. Waldrop, 64, Talmo
Danny E. Waldrop, age 64 of Talmo, GA passed away Wednesday May 04, 2016.   Mr. Waldrop was the son of the late Gene and Guynita Smith Waldrop. He served our country as a ...
William Marvin Young, Jr, 70, Commerce
William Marvin Young, Jr. age 70 of Commerce passed away May 4, 2016 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Atlanta.   Mr. Young was born September 5, 1945 in Decatu ...

Other

Arlys Jean Strub, 57, Alpharetta
Arlys Jean Strub, age 57, of Alpharetta passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016.  A native of Grundy Center, IA, then moving to Georgia in 1985. She enjoyed her career as a bus dri ...

Rabun

Rev. Samuel Matthias Clark Jr., 83, of Rabun Gap, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center.   He was born in Gainesville, GA on Septembe ...
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.