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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 13th, 2017

Dawson

Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, Dawsonville
Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, of Dawsonville, Ga passed away on January 13, 2017. Joan was retired from Lockheed Martin and she was also a graduate of Georgia Tech. She is predecea ...
James H. Ledbetter, 82, Dawsonville
James H. Ledbetter, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Friday January 13, 2017 at Northside Cherokee Hospital following a period of declining health. Born December 15, 1934 in Dawso ...

Habersham

Lurlene E. Meeks, 85, Cornelia
Lurlene E. Meeks, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 13, 2017 peacefully at her home. Mrs. Meeks was born on April 19, 1931 in Alto, Geor ...
Dorothy Pearl Wayne, 93, Demorest
Dorothy Pearl Wayne, age 93, of Demorest, Georgia formerly of Deland, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 13, 2017. Mrs. Wayne was born on November 17, 1923 in ...

Hall

Jennifer Anne Perry, 56, Gainesville
Jennifer Anne Perry, age 56, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 following a battle with cancer. She had lived in Hall County for the past 11 years, and work ...
Martha Marie Marshall Mize, 82, Gainesville
A TIME TO BE BORN … Martha Marie Marshall Mize was born February 10, 1934.  She transitioned on January 13, 2017, after a short illness.  She was preceded in de ...

White

Donald Eugene Henshall, 90, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Donald Eugene Henshall, age 90 of Cleveland. Mr. Henshall passed away Friday, January 13, 2017. “Don” was ...
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.