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Rhonda Jean Collins, 37, Winder
Rhonda Jean Collins, age 37, of Winder passed away Friday, September 30, 2016.  Rhonda was a 1997 graduate of Jackson County Comprehensive High School.  She worked in fin ...
Deborah Elizabeth Edmunds, 58, Bethlehem
Deborah Elizabeth Edmunds, age 58, of Bethlehem passed away Friday, September 30, 2016.  Debbie loved being a nurse. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and ...

Gwinnett

Todd Jones Davis, 49, Buford
Todd Jones Davis, age 49 of Buford, GA went to heaven Thursday, September 29, 2016 after an eight and half year battle with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. Funeral service will be held ...
Paul Kilpatrick, 64, Buford
Paul Kilpatrick of Buford passed away Friday, September 30, 2016.  Paul was a mischievous 64 year old man who never grew up.  A native of Shelbyville, TN, he had lived in ...

Habersham

Clyde Lee Freeman, 75, Mt. Airy
Clyde Lee Freeman, age 75 of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on April 10, 1941, he was a son of the late Howard and ...
Charles Peter (Hawk) Smessaert, 80, Clarkesville
Charles Peter “Hawk” Smessaert, age 80, of Clarkesville passed away September 9, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.   Born in Chicago, Illi ...

Hall

Eileen V. Thompson, 88, Gainesville
Eileen V. Thompson, 88, of Gainesville, died Friday September 30, 2016 Eileen was born May 26, 1928  and grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee.  She is survived by a son ...

Jackson

Robert Samuel Carithers, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert Samuel Carithers, age 87 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, November 30, 2015.  Mr. Carithers was born in ...

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Steven Angel Landa, 72, Cleveland
            Mr. Steven Angel Landa age 72 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center followin ...
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.