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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jul 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Kenneth B. (Ken) Brandel, Sr., of Cumming, GA died on July 7, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Muskegon, MI he was the son of the late Henry and Marguerite Brandel ...

Gwinnett

Lillian Hudgins Harrison, age 72 of Buford, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton following a brief illness. Funeral services ...

Habersham

Mattie West, 92, Cornelia
Mattie West, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Mrs. West was born on October 31, 1923 in Rogersville, Tennessee. She was of the Baptist Faith ...

Hall

Ford Melton Ash Sr., Gainesville
Ford Melton Ash Sr. passed away at one of his favorite places on July 7, 2016. The hunting camp where he found peace and felt closes to God and his son Ford Ash Jr. who is in Heave ...
Michael Garrett, 59, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Sunday July 10, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Michael Garrett age 59 of Gainesville. The Rev. Eddie Ramey will officiate. ...
Cecilia Garcia Jimenez, 39, Gainesville
Cecilia Garcia Jimenez, age 39, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 following an extended illness. She had worked at Rabbit Town Café previously, and is ...

Jackson

Max Allen McLinn, 52, Commerce
Max Allen McLinn, age 52 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday July 07, 2016.   Mr. McLinn was the son of Charles Lawrence McLinn and LaVella Irene Pond Nelson.   ...

Other

Mary Jane (Malone) Thomas, age 72 of Conyers, GA transitioned on July 7, 2016.  Mrs. Thomas leaves to cherish her memories her spouse Henry Lee Thomas; daughters: Patricia Bro ...
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.