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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jun 3rd, 2016

Banks

C.L. Pritchett (“Clarence Landers”) died peacefully in his home on June 2nd after a period of declining health resulting from Primary Progressive Aphasia (a form of dem ...

Habersham

Ruth Wilson Oliver Smith, age 87, Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, June 3, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born on March 26, 1929 in Lula, G ...
Ruth Wilson Oliver Smith, age 87, Alto, went to be with The Lord on Friday, June 3, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born on March 26, 1929 in Lula, Georgia. S ...

Hall

Jack Benson Gilstrap, Sr., 93, Gainesville
Jack Benson Gilstrap Sr., age 93, of Gainsville, GA passed away on June 3, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.  Jack was born May 1, 1923 in Clermont, GA h ...
Chunese Christale Ivory Singleton was born on January 4th, 1977 to Cathy Ivory and Christopher Turner.  She departed this life on June 3rd, 2016 due to a sudden illness. ...

Jackson

Charles Louis Claver, 71, Nicholson
Charles Louis Clavier age 71 of Nicholson passed away Friday June 3, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens.   Mr. Clavier was born June 13, 1944 in Gary, Indiana t ...
John David Vandiver, 65, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John David Vandiver, age 65 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, June 3, 2016. Mr. Vandiver was born in Athens, Georgia ...

Lumpkin

George Edwards, 79, Dahlonega
George Edwards, age 79, of Mendenhall, MS (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on May 31, 2016.   George was the son of the late Homer and Leona Edwards. He was also ...

Stephens

Cheryl Brown Carter, 59, Toccoa
Mrs. Cheryl Brown Carter age 59 of 1396 Ayersville Road, Toccoa passed away Friday June 3, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of Betty Nunn Brown and the late Bruce Brown, she w ...

White

Kenneth Emig, 64, Cleveland
Kenneth “Ken” Emig, age 64 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016. Mr. Emig was born March 15, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Arthur and Lillian Meyer Emig ...
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.