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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 5th, 2016

Forsyth

Larry Holtzclaw, 72, Cumming
Larry Holtzclaw, age 72 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Belon and Dessie ...

Habersham

Elaine G. Wall, Mt., 76
Elaine G. Wall, age 76, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with The Lord and her husband, Frank, on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Come go with us, the best is yet to be. Mrs. Wall wa ...

Hall

Ms. Shirley Howard Curtin, age 70 of Lula, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services will be sched ...
Luke William Terrill Martin, 16, Gainesville
Luke William Terrill  Martin, 16 of Gainesville died Sunday June 5, 2015 in Cairo, Ga. from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Luke ...
George Shanks, 85, Gainesville
Mr. George Shanks, 85 of Gainesville died Sunday June 5, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Ho ...
Jeffery Ray Whisnant, 46, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Thursday June 9, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Jeffery Ray Whisnant, age 46 of Gainesville. The Rev. Steve Whisnant and ...

Jackson

David Lester Beville, 66, Braselton
David Lester Beville went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2016.  He was born in Atlanta July 18, 1949 to Sylvia and Forrest Beville. He graduated from Brown High School in 1967 ...
George Edwin Bradberry, 66, Commerce
Mr. George Edwin Bradberry, age 66, of Commerce died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Bradberry was born in Athens to the late, Robert Donald and Grace Bettis Bradb ...

Lumpkin

Gregory Kent Pierce, 56, Dahlonega
Mr. Gregory Kent Pierce, age 56 of Dahlonega, passed away at his residence on Sunday, June 5, 2016 following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Count ...

Other

Esther Lee Nelligan, 88, Marietta
Esther Lee Nelligan, 88, of Marietta, GA died at her home surrounded by her loving family on June 5, 2016.  Born in Cheshire, OH she was the daughter of the late Jonathan and ...
Helen Corine Thornton, 95, Canton
Helen Corine Thornton, age 95 of Canton, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016. She was the oldest member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church. She loved gardening and quilting. She was pre ...
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
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