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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 18th, 2016

Dawson

Tristen Kevin Donovan, 16, Dawsonville
Tristen Kevin Donovan, 16, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday June 18, 2016. Born January 23, 2000, he had been a resident of Dawson County for most of his life.  Tristen ...
Benjamin David “Ben” Haynes, 33, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday June 18, 2016 following a sudden illness. Born July 18, 1982 in Lexington, KY, he lived in Dawso ...

Habersham

James "Dick" Bethel, 93, Clarkesville
Mr. James “Dick” Bethel, age 93, of Clarkesville died Saturday, June 18, 2016.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. from the Hi ...
Reba Burrell, 82, Demorest
Reba Elizabeth Ramsey Burrell, age 82 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at her residence. Born in the Fairview Community of Demorest, ...
Martha Cargill Miller, 90, Clarkesville
Martha Cargill Miller, age 90, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Miller was born on June 21, 1925 ...

Hall

Larry Brock, 70, Oakwood
 Mr. Larry Brock age 70 of Oakwood passed away on Saturday June 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Carol Jean Secoy Bagley, 82, Gainesville
Carol Jean Secoy Bagley, from Gainesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday evening June 18th, 2016. After a long battle against Alzheimer’s Disease. Carol w ...
Mary Katherine Truluck, 75, Gainesville
Mary Katherine Truluck of Gainesville, Ga. passed away peacefully on Saturday June 18, 2016 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Mond ...
Taylor Lee Waggoner, 22, Flowery Branch
Mr. Taylor Lee Waggoner, age 22, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, June. 18, 2016 at Northeast. Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by loved ones.     Funeral ...

Stephens

Jack Wakefield, 75, Toccoa
Mr. Jack Doyle Wakefield age 75 of Martin passed away Saturday June 18, 2016 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   A son of the late Thomas J. and Ethel Bridges Wakefield, he wa ...
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.