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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 10th, 2017

Dawson

Robert Harold Hembree, 59, Dawsonville
Robert Harold Hembree, 59, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Friday February 10, 2017. Mr. Hembree was born February 27, 1957 in Blue Ridge, Georgia.  He was preceded in death ...
Laura Long, 31, Dawsonville
Laura Long, 31, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born June 21, 1985, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County and a 2 ...

Habersham

Jo Ann Smith Forrester, 62, Demorest
Jo Ann Smith Forrester, age 62 of Demorest, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017.  Born in Habersham County on June 18, 1954, she was a daughter of the late John Ferd Smith ...

Hall

Christopher D. Bell, 51, Gainesville
Christopher Denard Bell was born on February 19, 1965 at Hall County Hospital, Gainesville, Ga. to Mr. Robert Lee Bell and Mrs. Mary Helen Bell. He departed this life and ...
Betty L. Bryan, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty L. Bryan age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Friday February 10, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday Febr ...
Howard E. Motes, 83, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 Pm Sunday Feb. 12, 2017 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Howard E. Motes 83 of Gainesville. Mr. Motes died Thursda ...

Jackson

Lucile Tanner Lott, 96, Braselton
Lucile Tanner Lott, age 96, of Braselton passed away Friday, February 10, 2017.  Lucile loved gardening, flowers, raising chickens and cows.  She was a member of the West ...

Stephens

Mrs. Shirley Zell Pruitt Simonds, age 71 of 1420 Rosedale Street, Toccoa passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 in Panama City Beach, Florida. A daughter of the late George C. an ...
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.