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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 28th, 2016

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Mrs. Donna Maddox Wilkerson, age 63, of Winder, Georgia passed away August 28,2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Wilkerson was preceded by her father, Harold Maddox. She was a re ...

Forsyth

Jovena Palayon-Dimangondayao was born on March 2, 1930 and born to eternal life on August 28, 2016. She was preceded in death by her son Manuel Jr., her husband Manuel and granddau ...

Habersham

Alice Smith Chapman, age 84, of Alto, Georgia, passed away, Sunday, August 28, 2016. Mrs. Chapman was born on September 18, 1931 in Habersham County, Georgia. She was preceded i ...
Jeri Parker Orrell, 73, Cornelia
  Ms. Jeri Parker Orrell, age 73 of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Born in Lula Georgia on August 16, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and ...
Birdell Blalock Wade, age 90 of Alto passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Born in Habersham County on May 28, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Albert Buren and Mahala Nix ...

Hall

Susan A. Clark, 62, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Susan A. Clark, age 62, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Piedmont Hospital – Atlanta. A Private Memorial Service will be held by the family. ...
Carrol Mavis, 90, Gainesville
Carrol Mavis went home to heaven on Aug. 28. He was born in Sisseton, SD on March 14, 1926 to the late Chester & Geneva Mavis. He graduated from Denfeld High School in Duluth, ...
Carrol Anderson Mavis, 90, Gainesville
Carrol Anderson Mavis, age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on August 28, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.  Services will be announced at a later date by Memo ...
Earl Carlton Palmer, 76, Gainesville
  Mr. Earl Carlton Palmer, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    ...
Elizabeth (Beth) Thomasson Procter passed away August 28, 2016 at the age of 63. She was born January 5, 1953 in Carrollton, Georgia to Libby and Frank Thomasson of Carrollton. She ...

Jackson

Gary Lee Bell, Sr.,, 74, Jefferson
Gary Lee Bell, Sr., age 74, of Jefferson passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016.  Survivors include his wife Ethel Bell; son Gary Lee Bell, Jr. and wife Janet; daughters Lyn Raga ...
Mrs. Martha “Mott” Ann Haynes Gary, age 76, of Jefferson, GA died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Gary was born in Brookton, GA to the late Alfred ...
Shirley Jo Sweat, 76, Braselton
Shirley Jo Sweat, age 76, of Braselton passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016.  Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was member of Center Union Baptist ...

Stephens

Mrs. Dorothy Ridings Bedsole, age 86 of 281 Ed Davis Boulevard, Toccoa passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospice, Watkinsville, Georgia. A daughter of the ...
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.