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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 26th, 2016

Forsyth

Marlene Benton, Cumming
Marlene Benton of Roswell, GA died peacefully on August 26, 2016. Born in Bellaire, Ohio on January 11, 1940.  She was the daughter of the late Melvin “Windy” and ...
Peggy Harper Raines, 78, Cumming
Peggy Harper Raines; 78, a native of Evergreen Al. and a resident of Cumming Ga passed away August 26 at Northside Hospital in Cumming Ga. Peggy had been a resident at Chestnut Rid ...

Gwinnett

Thomas B. Gibson, 74, Suwanee
Thomas B. Gibson, age 74, of Suwanee Georgia passed away peacefully and surrounded by his beloved family on Friday, September 26, 2016 at Northside Hospital after a courageous 9 ye ...

Hall

Mary Bob (Bobbie) Carson, 92, Gainesville
Mary Bob (Bobbie) Carson, 92, passed on August 26, 2016 at The Oaks Limestone, Gainesville, GA. Born in Winder, GA on April 7, 1924, Mrs. Carson was the daughter of Robert Lee a ...
George W. Heindel, 96, Gainesville
George W. Heindel, age 96, passed away on August 19, 2016, at Rejuvnia House in Gainesville, Georgia.   He is survived by son, George Heindel, Jr. (wife, Jane Ann) of ...
Robert Day Jenkins, Sr., 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert Day Jenkins, Sr., age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at Pruett Health in Buford. Mr. Jenkins was born December 6, 1946 to the late Robert D ...
Ricki Ann Lasley, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Ricki Ann Lasley, age 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 following a brief illness. She was born in Richmond, IN, but spent most of her adult life ...
Infant Dinah Paige Whited, 5 months, of Monroe passed away on Monday August 08, 2016 at Egelston Hospital; following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sund ...
Mrs. Mildred Jeanette Wilson, 86 of Gillsville died Friday August 26, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm Monday August ...

Lumpkin

Johanna Marie Burns, 45, Dahlonega
Johanna Marie Burns, age 45, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on August 26, 2016.   Johanna was preceded in death by her father, Juddy Welch, Dahlonega, ...
William A. Cantrell, 85, Dahlonega
William A. Cantrell, 85, of Dahlonega passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at New Horizon Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Au ...

White

Julius Papatyi, 82, Cleveland
Julius Papatyi, age 82, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday August 26, 2016 at Friendship Health and Rehab. Mr. Papatyi was born on July 29, 1934, in Pannonhalma, Hungary, to th ...
Patricia Clay Johnson, 74, Cleveland
Patricia Clay Johnson, age 74 of Cleveland formerly of Lula, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
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.