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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 30th, 2016

Dawson

Faye Jones, 82, Dawsonville
Faye Jones, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday June 30, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born November 13, 1933 in Crabapple to th ...

Forsyth

Patricia Louise Newton, 79, Cumming
Patricia Louise Newton, age 79, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday evening. Mrs. Newton was born in Marietta, GA. She was the daughter of D.B. and Ruby Braselton and the wife ...
Mark Williams, 62, Cumming
Mark Williams, age 62, of Cumming, GA, passed away on June 30, 2016. Mark was a member of Church Of The Good Shephard in Cumming. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and B ...

Hall

Mr. Jason Eli (J.E.) Garrett Jr., age 92, passed away on June 30, 2016. Mr. Garrett was born in Hall County on July 17, 1923. He was active in St. Paul United Methodist Church f ...
Lawson McKenzie "Mac" Graham, 74, Gainesville
Mac Graham died unexpectedly at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with the love of his life, Madge Filbey Graham, and his cherished sister, Patsy Leonard, by his side. Mac was bo ...
Elbert 'Bud' Hoffman, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Elbert “Bud” Hoffman, age 81, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center - Braselton, surrounded by his family.   ...
Larry Joe Payne, 79, Gainesville
Larry Joe Payne, 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a brief battle with brain cancer.  A lifelong resident of Hall County, Larry was the son of the late ...
Kelli Cain Pirkle, 46, Gainesville
Kelli Cain Pirkle,age 46 0f Gainesville Georgia . Loving wife, mother, daughter and sister died peacefully on June 30th surrounded by her family and friends after a cou ...

Jackson

Barbara Nanette Buchanan age 85 of Athens passed away Thursday June 30, 2016 at the Athens Regional Medical Center.   Miss Buchanan was born March 26, 1931 to the late Clyde ...

Stephens

Timothy Lewis Andrews, 51, Martin
Mr. Timothy Lewis Andrews. age 51 of 18179 Hwy 17, Martin, GA, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia, GA. A son of Clarenc ...
Mr. Lovic Pierce “Bub” Greer Jr. age 97 of 141 Greer Lane, Toccoa passed away Friday June 30, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Lovic Pierce and Eva Gib ...
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.