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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 22nd, 2016

Gwinnett

Harry Douglas “Doug” Wallace, age 77 of Buford, GA died Monday, August 22, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, August ...

Habersham

Maude Ree Thompson Broom, 88, Demorest
Funeral services for Maud Ree Thompson Broom, age 88, of Demorest will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville.  ...
James Simmemon, 56, Alto
James Simmemon, age 56, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016. Mr. Simmemon was born on June 25, 1960 in Habersham County, Georgia. He is preceded in death by ...

Other

Leslie Earl Kemp, 61, Cedar Bluff, AL
Leslie Earl Kemp age 61 of Cedar Bluff, Alabama, formerly of Atlanta passed away August 22, 2016 from complications of COPD.  Surviving are his mother, Bobbie T. Kemp and his ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Elda McFarlin Hallford, age 83 of 424 Law House Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late Fitzugh L. and Floss ...
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.