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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Janice Jerrett Bryan, 70, Cumming
Janice Jerrett Bryan, age 70 of Cumming, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016. She was a member of First Baptist Church Cumming. She is survived by her children, William H. Br ...
Alexander Ferdinand Cummings was born on June 1, 1987, in Athens, Georgia, to Dr. Richard Dale and Sandra (nee Falkenhein) Cummings. The family was complete with an older brother, ...

Gwinnett

Judy Lynn Raines of Dacula, GA passed away August 29, 2016.  Judy’s profession was dedicated to education where she taught elementary school in Gwinnett County until ret ...

Habersham

Helen Hope Knight Evans, 98, Clarkesville
Hope Knight Evans, 98, of Clarkesville, formerly of Pawleys Island and Greenville, SC died Monday, August 29, 2016 after a long period of declining health. Born in Chanute, Ka ...
Mildred Marie Kinsey Trotter, 96, Clarkesville
Mildred Marie Kinsey Trotter, age 96 of Clarkesville, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later ...

Hall

Marie Brownlow, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Marie Brownlow, 87 of Gainesville died Monday August 29, 2016 at her residence. Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Brownlow had lived in Hall County for a number of years.  ...
Edward “Buster” Graham, 68, Flowery Branch
  Mr. Edward “Buster” Graham, age 68 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral servic ...
Elsbeth Helene Vance, Gainesville
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away on August 29, 2016. To those who knew her she was a beautiful lady who loved her family, the arts, music and nature. ...

Jackson

Kenneth Pittman Campbell, 75, Commerce
  Mr. Kenneth Pittman Campbell, age 75, of Commerce, GA died Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Campbell was born in Commerce to the late Aaron and Nettie ...
Mr. William “LeRoy” Roy Pirkle, age 56, of Pendergrass passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. ...

Lumpkin

Monzell Alexander, 84, Murrayville
Monzell Alexander, age 84, of Murrayville, GA (Lumpkin County) passed away on August 29, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Lillie Palmer and also is preceded i ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Leslie “Les” Russell Nix, age 51 of Cleveland. Les passed away Monday, August 29, 2016. Funeral services ...
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.