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Local Obits for Fri. May 6th, 2016

Habersham

John Roger Considine, 66, Clarkesville
John Roger Considine, age 66 of Clarkesville, passed away after losing his battle with cancer on May 6, 2016. John, one of six children born to Robert and Barbara Considine of A ...

Hall

Thurmond Allen Miller, 66, Gainesville
  Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday May 9, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Thurmon Allen Miller age 66 of Gainesville. Rev. Floyd Higdon and Re ...
Robert Joseph Tom, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Joseph Tom, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Memorial services will be announced at a later ...
Loy Watkins, 85, Gainesville
 Loy Watkins age 85 of Gainesville passed away on Friday May 06, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.        ...
Dorothy Joyce Wheeler, 87, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday May 10, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Dorothy Joyce Wheeler age 87 of Gainesville. The Rev. Earl Pirkle will offic ...

Jackson

Monroe Brady Tench, 71, Commerce
Monroe Brady Tench, age 71, of Commerce passed away Friday, May 6, 2016.  Monroe was an United States Army veteran.  He loved his family and his animals.  Survivors ...

Lumpkin

Sherman Head, 71, Dahlonega
    Head obit Amanda Jones <amanda@dahlonegafuneralhome.com>10:48 AM   news@jacobsmedia.net ...

Stephens

Tracey Lynn Alexander Brown   Mrs. Tracey Lynn Alexander Brown age 44 of 1260 Mountain View Road, Toccoa passed away Friday May 6, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical ...
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.