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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 13th, 2016

Forsyth

Marilyn Catterall Goeltz of Cumming, GA died peacefully at home on July 13, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She lived a rich and full life, taking great pleasure in caring f ...

Habersham

Rev. William Chandler Lanier, Sr., age 91, of Clarkesville passed away July 4, 2016 at Hospice Atlanta.  Born in Macon, GA on July 6, 1924, Rev. Lanier was the son of the l ...

Hall

Cosmo L. Haun, 82, Gainesville
Cosmo L. Haun, 82, died at his home of Parkinson's disease on July 13, 2016. He was born in Mohawk, TN on August 26, 1933. His father was dairy farmer Iros Haun, and his mot ...
Janolan Sims, 37, Gainesville
Janolan Sims was born on December 6th 1978 to Jeffrey L. Smith and Glenda Hester.  He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1998.  Mr. Sims also worked for the C ...

Jackson

Herbert Harold Puckett, 81, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Herbert Harold Puckett, age 81, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Mr. Puckett was born in Barrow County, a son t ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Thomas “Rooster” Rouse, age 68, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Mr. Rouse was born in Bra ...

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Leroy Hogan, 87, Cleveland
Leroy Hogan of Cleveland, Georgia went to Heaven Wednesday, July 13, 2016, after a lengthy illness.  His spirit lives on in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren ...
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.