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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Joffre Louis Gueymard Jr (Jeff), 71, of Cumming, GA died Thursday, July 14, 2016 of complications from pulmonary disease.  He was born in New Orleans, LA and graduated from LS ...
Lila Joyce Vaughan, 73, Cumming
Mrs. Lila Joyce Vaughan, age 73, of Cumming, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, July 14th, 2016. Lila was a caring and loving wife, mother, and grandmo ...

Gwinnett

John Riley Guice, 90, Lawrenceville
John Riley Guice, age 90, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Mr. Guice was born on July 2, 1926, in Birmingham, Alabama, to the late Lloyd Percy ...

Hall

Marsha Hopkins Austin, 61, Buford
Marsha Hopkins Austin, age 61 of Buford, GA died suddenly Thursday, July 14, 2016. Marsha has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:30 AM ...
  William E. “Bill” Baker Sr. of Hoschton, GA passed on July 14, 2016. He survived by his wife, Laura Nicholson Baker; sons, William E. and Robin Baker Jr. o ...
             Pamela Roxanne Howington Hope, age 58 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at ...
Mary Williamson Turk, 92, Chicopee
Mary Williamson Turk, age 92, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 after several years of declining health.  Mrs. Turk was born April 6, 1924 in Jackson County, GA to the la ...

Jackson

Don Kyle Burchett, 84, Commerce
Mr. Don Kyle Burchett, age 84, of Commerce died Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Burchett was born in Middlesboro, KY to the late, James Tip and ...
Frances Turpen Ellington, 97, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Frances Turpen Ellington, 97, who passed away Thursday morning,?July 14, 2016 in Hospice Care with Allen Smith, her son in-law, at her bed ...
Jonathan Ellis Smith, 48, Nicholson
Mr. Jonathan “Johnny” Ellis Smith, age 48, of Nicholson died Thursday, July 14, 2016.  Mr. Smith was born in Athens to Betty Jo Hopkins Smith of Nicholson and the ...

Other

Jean Vaughan Nalley, 63, Atlanta
Jean Vaughan Nalley, age 63, of Atlanta, GA, died at Halcyon Hospice-Altus House in Atlanta, GA, on July 14, 2016.  She was the daughter of Doris Dorsey Nalley and Dr. Ja ...

Stephens

Aaron Todd Poland, 45, Toccoa
Mr. Aaron Todd Poland, 45, lost his long well fought battle with brain cancer on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at his home in Toccoa, Georgia.  He was born in Bowling Green, Ohio an ...
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.