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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 27th, 2016

Forsyth

George Edward Feeney, 78, Cumming
George Edward Feeney, age 78 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. George was a loving husband, father and grandfath ...

Hall

  Joshua “Josh” Edward Berry, age 23, of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 27, 2016. Joshua was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, William Zieg ...
Mrs. Bessie Mae Brookshire, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Bessie Mae Brookshire age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday August 27, 2016 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.         &n ...
James “Jimmy” B. Halford, 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. James “Jimmy” B. Halford, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away August 27, 2016 at his residence. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 ...
Jimmy Junior Parker, 77, Gillsville
Mr. Jimmy Junior Parker, age 77 of Gillsville, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his daughter’s residence. Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, August 3 ...
Edward T. Parks, III, 85, Gainesville
One of the South’s most capable and fantastic storytellers has told his last story. Edward T. Parks, III, 85, known and loved as Ed passed into the hands of his Lord and Savi ...
Timothy Norris Shields, Sr., 53, Gainesvilles
 Mr. Timothy Norris Shields, Sr. age 53 of Gainesville passed away on Friday August 26, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness.        ...

Jackson

Janet Sue Hurley, 51, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janet Sue Hurley, age 51, of Commerce, who passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Mrs. Hurley was born in Vera Beach, Florida, a d ...
Cecil Hobson Venable, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Cecil Hobson Venable, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 following an extended illness.  Mr. ...
Mr. Charles Wayne “Bootsy” White, age 81, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. White was born in Commerce to the ...

Stephens

Mrs. Dorothy Deal Carpenter, age 88 of 3409 Highway 17, Toccoa passed away Saturday August 27, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Kermit and Annabel Davis Deal ...

White

William Smith, 88, Cleveland
William “Bill” Smith, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his residence.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announc ...
William “Bill” Smith, 88, Cleveland
William “Bill” Smith, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Smith was born in Gainesville, Ga the son of the late Me ...
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.