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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 6th, 2016

Forsyth

Mrs. Virginia Ann Hammond Martin Sefzik, daughter of Chesley and Laura Mae Hammond, was born on November 10, 1939 in Forsyth County, Georgia.  She grew up in the Coal Mountain ...

Habersham

Col. William J. Plutt, 71, Clarkesville
Col. William J. Plutt, age 71, of Clarkesville passed away September 6, 2016. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He is the son of the late H ...

Hall

Myron Brady Davidson, 64, Murrayville
Mr. Myron Brady Davidson, age 64 of Murrayville, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesda ...
William Jerry Jackson Davis, 29, Gainesville
  Mr. William Jerry Jackson Davis, age 29 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center following an accidental death. Funeral se ...
Cleo Whitworth Edmondson, 90, Gainesville
  Cleo Whitworth Edmondson passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. She was 90 years old.  Born in White County to Albert Whitworth and Iona Shelnut Whitwo ...
John Pierce Lovell, 56, Flowery Branch
            Mr. John Pierce Lovell, age 56 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his residence f ...
Angela "Ann" Whitmire Martin, 77, Gainesville
Angela "Ann" Whitmire Martin, age 77, died Tuesday, September 6th, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Georgia, in 1938, Ann was one of eight children, and the only girl, born ...
James D. Sheridan, 89, Flowery Branch
Mr. James D. Sheridan, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at The Oaks of Limestone, following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...
John Paul Smith, 37, Gainesville
John Paul Smith, age 37, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born and raised in West Palm Beach, ...

Jackson

Timothy Gean Gillespie, 50, Commerce
Memorial services for Timothy Gean Gillespie, age 50, will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Alto Congregational Holiness Church, 801 Congregation Church Roa ...

Stephens

Mrs. Bertie Mae Thurmond Ivester Thomas, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at the home of her son. A daughter of the late Rev. Hubert Thurmond, Sr. and Ell ...
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.