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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 16th, 2016

Banks

Chess Boggan Howard, 87, Maysville
Mr. Chess Boggan Howard, age 87, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Howard was born in Greensboro, NC to the late Robert and Blanche Boggan ...

Forsyth

Helga Imburgia, 98, Cumming
Helga Imburgia 98, of Cumming passed away on August 16, 2016. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McD ...

Habersham

Lois Hicks Tench, 83, Demorest
Lois Hicks Tench, age 83, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Mrs. Tench was born on July 6, 1933 in White County, Georgia. She was preceded in death ...
Rebecca E. Webb, 75, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Rebecca E. Webb, age 75 of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church.  The family will recei ...

Hall

Doris Ferguson Gillespie, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Doris Ferguson Gillespie, 79 of Gainesville died Tuesday August 16, 2016. Born in Banks County, Mrs. Gillespie had lived in Hall County for most of her life.  She ...
Blanche Cole Hollifield, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Blanche Cole Hollifield was born on January 01, 1925 in Telico Plains, Tennessee and passed away at the age of 91 on August 16th at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following a p ...
Ila Bell McFalls, 86, Clermont
Ila Bell McFalls, 86, of Clermont GA, passed away August 16, 2016. Mrs. McFalls was born in Jackson County, GA to the late Stiley and Clara Belle Pittman McIntyre. She was a hom ...

Jackson

Jeffrey Stephen Whitfield, 56, Jefferson
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jeffery Stephen Whitfield, age 56, of Jefferson, Georgia.  Jeffery Stephen Whitfield was born in 1960, in San Diego, Ca ...

Lumpkin

Joseph Ray McKenzie, 67, Dahlonega
Joseph Ray McKenzie, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at the age of 67.  He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  He receive ...
Edward “Pete” Anderson, age 72, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away peacefully on August 16, 2016. He was the son of the late Grover and Birdie Mae Ande ...

Other

John P. Halpin Jr., 59, Roswell
John P. Halpin Jr. of Roswell, GA passed away after a short illness at the age of 59 on August 16, 2016. Born to John and Geraldine (Bufé) Halpin in Lenox, MA, John ha ...

Stephens

Frank Junior Simpson, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Frank Junior Simpson, age 80 of 189 Sunset Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A son of the late John a ...

White

Lois Sprayberry, 85, Cleveland
Mrs. Lois Sprayberry, 85 of Cleveland, GA died Tuesday August 16, 2016. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Greenhills Memory Ga ...
Larry Christopher Winkler, 65, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Larry Christopher Winkler, age 65 of Cleve ...
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.