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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Xenophon Hatzispiros, 69, Cumming
Xenophon Hatzispiros, age 69, of Cumming, GA, passed away on June 29, 2016. Funeral Services for will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at 11:00 am at Saints Raphael, Nicholas a ...
Margie Nell Tinsley, 61, Cumming
Margie Nell Tinsley, age 61, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016. A native of Forsyth County, Margie was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church where she was Past Treas ...

Gwinnett

Brenda “Gayle” Hubbard Reid, 71, of Lilburn passed away Wednesday June 29, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born January 8, ...

Hall

William Aubrey "Buck" Bone, 90, Gainesville
Mr. William Aubrey "Buck" Bone, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on June 29, 2016. Funeral services will be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Drive.
Edward Berkeley Gardner, 99, Gainesville
 Mr.  Edward Berkeley Gardner, 99, of Dogwood Lane, Orange died on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the Culpeper Regional Hospital.  Born March 31, 1917 in Winston Virgi ...
Joseph Wayne Peterson, 60, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Wayne Peterson, age 60, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 following a brief illness. He spent most of his life in Gainesville, GA, but loved to tr ...

Lumpkin

Barbara W. Ashe, 77, Dahlonega
Barbara W. Ashe, age 77, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on June 29, 2016. Barbara was the daughter of the late William V. “Bud” and Ollie Cochran ...

Other

Luella May Bailey, 84, Norcross
Luella May Bailey, 84, of Norcross, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  She was a member of Harmony Grove First United Methodist Church, Lilburn, GA.  ...
James Herman Hughes, 83, Alpharetta
James Herman Hughes, age 83, of Alpharetta passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Marie Padgett Hughes of Alpharetta; a son, James & ...
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.