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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 28th, 2017

Banks

Marlene Sliauter, 80, Maysville
  Mrs. Marlene Sliauter, age 80, of Maysville, GA died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Sliauter was born in Cicero, IL to the late Geo ...

Gwinnett

Nuel Brown Melton, 92, Buford
Nuel Brown Melton, age 92, of Buford, GA and the Ivy Creek Community passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester W. Melton; son-in-law ...

Habersham

Celeste Chesebro Hoose, 64, Demorest
Celeste Chesebro Hoose, age 64 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Born in Norwich, New York on January 19, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Paul ...
Phoebe Cook Diilashaw, 87, Cornelia
Phoebe Cook Dillashaw, age 87 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017, at her residence.  Born in Winder, Georgia on November 18, 1929, she was a daughter of th ...
Francis “Granny” Adams Beck Hopkins, age 83 of 155 Beck Road, Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at her residence.   A daughter of th ...

Hall

John Paul “J.P.” Banks, 65, Gainesville
John Paul “J.P.” Banks, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on October 28, 2017 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 1, 20 ...
Peggy Sue Cooper Bayard, 86, Gainesville
Peggy Sue Cooper Bayard, 86, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in the ...
Paul Milton Larson, 65, Gainesville
Paul Milton Larson, 65, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Paul was born on July 31, 1952 in Hammond, IN. He was owner and operator of The Larson ...
Cameron Clark Martin, 29, Gainesville
Cameron Clark Martin was born May 27, 1988 in Jacksonville, Florida.  Before moving to Gainesville, he lived in Swainsboro, Ga and Union, SC. He obtained an Associate’s ...
Dr. Paul Cowan Martin, 56, Gainesville
Dr. Paul Cowan Martin, 56, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 28.  Born on June 10, 1961 in Miami, Florida to Charles Raymond and Margaret Susan ...

Stephens

James Gulley, 75, Toccoa
Mr. James Gulley, age 75 of 2751 Nub Garland Road in Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Lonnie (Bo) and Johnnie Sue Gulle ...
Mrs. Patricia McIntyre Farmer, age 76 of 1752 Rock Quarry Circle, Toccoa passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Walter and Clifton Kinse ...

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Terry Baxter Sorah, 70, Cleveland
Mr. Terry Baxter Sorah, age70, of Cleveland died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sorah was born in Greensboro, NC to the late, Baxter Lee and Gertrude Eunice ...
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.