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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 26th, 2016

Banks

James Maurice Meeks, 86, Maysville
Mr. James Maurice Meeks, age 86, of Maysville, GA died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Meeks was born in Vale, NC to the late W.E. and Ola Craven Meeks.  He ...

Gwinnett

Janet Renee O’Meara, 54, Dacula
Janet Renee O’Meara, age 54 of Dacula, GA died suddenly on Sunday June 26, 2016. The family will receive friends Thursday June 30, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral ...

Habersham

  Jean Martha Pickens Swain, 95, of Baldwin, GA, beloved mother, wife, and grandmother, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 26, 2016. Mrs. Swain was born June 30, 1920 ...

Hall

Jose Manuel Argueta, 43, Gainesville
Jose Manuel Argueta, age 43, passed away on Sunday June 26, 2016 after a brief illness. Visitation will be on Wednesday June 29, 2016 from 5:00pm - 8:00 pm at M ...
Richard Michael Fiorillo, 80, Gainesville
Richard Michael Fiorillo died peacefully on Sunday, June 26, from complications of pulmonary hypertension. Born October 23, 1935, in Boston, MA, “Dick" had a l ...
Jean Rowlandson Gaddy, 90, Gainesville
     Mrs. Jean Rowlandson Gaddy, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral servi ...
David Kimberly King, 55, Gainesville
David Kimberly King, age 55 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016.  Mr. King was born June 19, 1961 in Buford to the late Glen and Jaynell Wills King. David lov ...
Kathy Croy Tench, 88, Gainesville
            Mrs. Kathy Croy Tench age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Sunday June 26, 2016 at New Horizon Lanier Park fol ...

Lumpkin

Edith Mae Tate Higgins, 90, Dahlonega
Edith Mae Tate Higgins, 90, of Dahlonega, GA. passed away on June 26th, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred R. Higgins, in 2002.  She is survived by her ...

Other

Tammy Linkous Henson, 58, Roswell
Tammy Linkous Henson, 58, of Roswell, GA passed peacefully on June 26, 2016.  Born in Bluefield, WVA on May 27, 1958, she was the daughter of Malcolm and Peggy Linkous and mov ...
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.