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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 26th, 2016

Banks

Julia Wade Powell, 88, Lula
Julia Wade Powell, age 88 of Lula, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Born in Alto, Georgia on April 27, 1928, she was a daughter of the late T.J. and Myrtle Poole Wade. Mrs. ...

Gwinnett

John P. “Johnny” Chambers, 58, Lawrenceville
John P. “Johnny” Chambers, 58, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016. Born January 8, 1958, Johnny was a native of Dawson County and had lived in Lawren ...

Hall

Ronald James "Ron" Crymes, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald James "Ron" Crymes, (also known as "Ronulese" and "Hercuron"), 59, of Gainesville died Tuesday July 26, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia ...
Wanda Renee Lomax, 50, Gainesville
            Mrs. Wanda Renee Lomax, age 50 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at her residence followin ...
Geneva Roberts Waldrep, 76, New Holland
Geneva Roberts Waldrep, age 76 of New Holland, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be hel ...

Jackson

Richard Wayne Serra, 69, Braselton
Richard Wayne Serra, age 69, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  Richard was a United States Army veteran.  He was retired from Bellsouth, Cingular Wireless ...
Joey Franklin Smith, 50, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joey Franklin Smith, age 50 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  Mr. Smith was born in Commerce, ...
Matthew Ryan Stockton, 29, Maysville
Matthew Ryan Stockton, age 29 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016.    Mr. Stockton was the son of Teresa Turpin Stockton and the late Ralph Stockto ...

Lumpkin

Robert Luther Ridley, 68, Dahlonega
Robert Luther Ridley, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Regency Hospital in Macon, GA. Robert was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. H ...

Stephens

Vickie Elaine Jamison, 45, Eastanollee
Miss Vickie Elaine Jamison, age 45 of 166 Preacher Martin Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of Roy Jamison and Pat Lusk ...
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.