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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 19th, 2016

Forsyth

Milton Chris Blane, 82, Cumming
Milton Chris Blane, 82, of Cumming, GA died on September 19, 2016.  Born in Roanoke, VA he was the son of the late Chris and Maria Blane. A loving husband, father and frien ...
Michael Lanier "Mickey" Martin, age 56 of Forsyth County, passed peacefully from natural causes on Monday, September 19, 2016. He was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Ch ...

Hall

Gene Burch, 68, Flowery Branch
Mr. Gene Burch, age 68, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at his residence with family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2016 in ...
John Lewis Hammonds, 74, Gainesville
  Mr. John Lewis Hammonds age 74 of Gainesville passed away on Monday September 19, 2016 following an extended illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday ...
Wilma Pauline Thompson Hanes, 89, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday September 21, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church for Wilma Pauline Thompson Hanes, age 89 of Gainesville. The Rev. Geo ...
Mrs. Shirley I. Wise Stephens, widow of Delmer Stephens, passed away at her residence in Oakwood on Monday, September 19, 2016, following a lengthy illness.  She was 89 years ...

Jackson

Clyde James Butler, 72, Braselton
Clyde James Butler, age 72, of Braselton passed away Monday, September 19, 2016.  Survivors include his wife Brenda Butler; son Travis Butler of Braselton; brothers Larry Butl ...

Lumpkin

Beatrice Dowdy Loggins, 94, Dahlonega
Beatrice Dowdy Loggins, age 94, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on September 19, 2016. Beatrice was the oldest member of Oak Grove Baptist Church for 81 years; ...
ZV Major, Jr, 90, Dahlonega
ZV Major, Jr., age 90, a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County passed away on September 17, 2016. ZV was the son of the late Zeb Vance Major, Sr. and Lula Mae Garner Major.  ...
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.