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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 23rd, 2016

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Donald Carlton Sadosky, age 68, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Jennifer Lynn Butler, 58, Cumming
Jennifer Lynn Butler, 58, passed away on Thursday. June 23, 2016 at Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, GA.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 26, 2016 f ...

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Paul Edward Newlon, 72, Demorest
Paul Edward Newlon, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Mr. Newlon was born on April 4, 1944 in Akron, Ohio to the late Camden Paul and A ...

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Joseph Dwayne Hammons, 28, Murrayville
Joseph Dwayne Hammons, 28, of Murrayville, GA passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the McDona ...
Collis Hyizher Wheeler, 99, Gainesville
Collis Hyizher Wheeler completed his journey on earth June 23, 2016 at the age of 99. He was born April 29, 1917 to the late Thomas Milligan and Susie Hall Wheeler in Carnesville ( ...

Jackson

Cheryl Elaine Farmer, 63, Commerce
Cheryl Elaine Farmer age 63 of Commerce passed away Thursday June 23, 2016 at the Gentiva Hospice of Athens Regional.   Mrs.Farmer was born in Lawrenceville, GA.  S ...

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Robbie Sue Leachman, 57, Rhine, Ga.
Robbie Sue Leachman age 57 of Rhine, Georgia passed away Wednesday June 23, 2016 at the Athens Regional Medical Gentiva Hospice Center.   Robbie Sue was born November 16 ...

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Bonnie Rae Watkins Collins, 72, Eastanollee
Mrs. Bonnie Rae Watkins Collins, age 72 of 3718 Wolf Pit Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia, Georgia. ...
John William McCarthy, 87, Toccoa
John William McCarthy, age 87, of Toccoa, Georgia passed away on June 23, 2016. He was born October 10, 1928, in Weston, Ontario, Canada.  At the age of sixteen, he came so ...
James Gary Thomason, 53, Toccoa
Mr. James Gary Thomason, age 53 of 247 Mt. View Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at New Horizons Limestone Nursing Home, Gainesville, Georgia.   ...

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Christian Culp, 24, Cleveland
Christian Culp, age 24 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016.  Mr. Culp was born April 28, 1992 in Gainesville to Franklin Mclendon and Wanda Ritz. He was emplo ...
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.