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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 24th, 2016

Forsyth

Elizabeth Isabel Smith, 94, Cumming
Elizabeth Isabel Smith, 94, of Cumming, GA died at her daughter’s home in Cumming on August 24, 2016.  Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late John and ...

Gwinnett

Marion Elbert Pruett, 92, Buford
Marion Elbert Pruett, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pickett and Minnie Pruett; brother, Ellis Pruett; an ...

Habersham

Winnie Kathleen Nicholson, 85, Clarkesville
Winnie Kathleen Nicholson, 85 of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from natural causes. Born in Rabun County, Georgia on January 26, 1931, she was a daughter ...

Hall

Jeffery Scott Atkins, 58, Gainesville
      Mr. Jeffery Scott Atkins age 58 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday August 24, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.  F ...
Rebecca Diane Freeman, 37, Gainesville
Rebecca Diane Freeman, 37, of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at her residence.  She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church.  She w ...
Mark Dwayne Turner, 58, Flowery Branch
Mark Dwayne Turner, age 58 of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016.  Mark is survived by his daughter Kim Turner; sister Tracy McWhorter and husband Gary; niece ...

White

Stephen Myers, 61, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Stephen Alan Myers, age 61  of Cleveland. Mr. Myers passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016. A memorial service i ...
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.