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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 18th, 2016

Dawson

Aretta Swanson, 86, Dawsonville
Aretta Swanson, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 18, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born March 9, 1930 in Chattanooga, TN to the lat ...

Forsyth

Lindbergh Miller, 88, Cumming
        Mr. Lindbergh Miller, age 88 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Northeast George Medical Center following an extende ...
Lyman Thompson, 70, Cumming
Lyman Thompson 70, of Cumming passed away on August 18. 2016. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by ...

Habersham

Mina Sue Strickland Merrick, 89, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mina Sue Strickland Merrick, age 89 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:30 AM at the Clarkesville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Mer ...
Mageline Chapman Taylor, 97, Demorest
Mageline Chapman Taylor, age 97, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Mrs. Taylor was born on October 3, 1918, in Habersham County, Georgia, to the la ...

Hall

Rodney Glenn Crane, 46, Flowery Branch
Mr. Rodney Glenn Crane, age 46, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial Pa ...
David Lee Harris, 71, Gainesville
David Lee Harris, age 71, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on August 18, 2016. David served his country honorably in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. He will always be remem ...
Mr. Lawrence F. “Buck” Story, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Erline Helmly Story, died on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Ashton Senior Living, Gainesville, Georgia. ...
Gerone Durham Wilson, 85, Gainesville
Gerone Durham Wilson, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.      Grav ...

Jackson

Patricia I. Beck, 52, Commerce
Patricia I. Beck, age 52 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday August 18, 2016.   Mrs. Beck was the daughter of the late William Edward and Farrell Fletcher Allen. She wa ...
Therion Lloyd Boyd, 70, Hoschton
Therion Lloyd Boyd, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. Therion was a member, deacon and trustee at The Church of Hoschton.  He was Captain and Watch Co ...

Lumpkin

Imogene Carder Shelnut, 84, Dahlonega
Imogene Carder Shelnut, age 84, of Dahlonega and Gainesville, GA, passed away peacefully August 18, 2016. Mrs. Shelnut was born in Suches, GA, on May 22, 1932, the daughter of the ...
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.