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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 8th, 2016

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Margit "Maggie" Swafford, age 69, of Cumming passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016.  Maggie was a generous, loving and caring person who was always thinking of others.&nbs ...

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Dewey Anderson, 80, Flowery Branch
Dewey Anderson, age 80, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Mark Frier, 50, Gainesville
Mr. Mark Frier, 50, of Gainesville, passed away on May 8, 2016 Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in cha ...
Patsy Ann Herrington, 78, Gainesville
         Mrs. Patsy Ann Herrington, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following ...
William L. Norton, Jr., 93, Gainesville
  William L. Norton, Jr. retired Bankruptcy Judge and noted author, died on Sunday, May 8, 2016 while a resident at The Holbrook, Gainesville, GA.  He was the son of t ...
       Richard Evans “Dickie” Philyaw, age 70, formerly of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Hiram, Georgia.  &nb ...
Larry Roberts, 74, Gillsville
Funeral services will be held for Larry Roberts 74 of Gillsville at 2:00pm Tuesday May 10, 2016 at Gillsville Baptist Church with the Rev. Shannon Rhodes to officiate with Intermen ...
Marilyn Kay Shelton, 61, Gainesville
Marilyn Kay Shelton, 61 of Gainesville passed away Sunday May 8, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Mrs. Shelton was born March 20, 1955 in Gainesville to ...

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Dorothy Wright, 71, Cleveland
Dorothy Wright, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at her residence.   Mrs. Wright was born on August 10, 1944, in Jefferson, Georgia, to the late Colu ...
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.