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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 19th, 2016

Habersham

Mary E. Gillespie, Clarkesville
Mary E. Gillespie of Gainesville, Ga., Died August 19, 2016, of an extended illness.   She was a native of Clarksville, Habersham County, Ga. She was the Daughter o ...
James “Jim” Neely, 78, Cornelia
James “Jim” Neely, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 19, 2016, following an extended illness. Jim was born on August 5, 1 ...

Hall

Robert G. "Bob" Brown, 93, Gainesville
Robert G. “Bob” Brown passed away in his Lanier Village Estates apartment, in Gainesville GA, on Friday, August 19, 2016 following an extended illness. Bob was born i ...
Dorothy Jones Roper, 95, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Antioch United Methodist Church for Dorothy Jones Roper, 95, of Gainesville. The Rev. Michelle Rawdin, R ...
Don Stilwell, 59, Gainesville
Don Stilwell, age 59, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016.  Survivors include his wife Shannon Stilwell; sons Matt Stilwell, Sam Stilwell, Brian Stilwell; dau ...
Millie Dean Watson, age 86, of Gainesville passed away Friday, August 19, 2016.  Millie loved her family and her children and, most especially, she loved her Lord.  She w ...

Jackson

Elizabeth Ann Varner, 73, Commerce
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Varner, age 73 of Commerce died Friday, August 19, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Mrs. Varner was born in Carnesville to the late, W.H. Phillips and Gl ...
Lewis "Lewy" Wofford, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lewis “Lewy” Wofford, age 77, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, August 19, 2016.  Mr. Wofford was b ...

Stephens

Mr. James “Jim” Riley Westbrooks, age 68 of 43 Norman Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late Robert S. and Wi ...
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.