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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 14th, 2017

Banks

Lessie Wilkinson Caudell, 79, Hollingsworth Community
Lessie Wilkinson Caudell, age 79, of the Hollingsworth Community, Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Mrs. Caudell was born on January 23, 1938, in Bank ...

Dawson

Lee Ayers, 66, Dawsonville
Lee Ayers, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 14, 2017 at his residence. Born February 25, 1950, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  Lee owned and op ...

Forsyth

Albertine (Bert) Burrell, 97, passed away peacefully February 14, 2017 in Cumming, Ga. Where she has lived for the past 8 years. Bert was a native of Berwick, Maine.  Be ...
Mary Sammons Bowden, 95, Cumming
Mary Sammons Bowden, age 95, of Cumming, Ga (formerly Atlanta) passed February 14, 2017.  Funeral service will be held 11 AM Friday, February 17, 2017 at McDonald and Son Fune ...
Linda Lou Horvath, 71, Gainesville
Linda Lou Horvath, 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.  Funeral Services will be held on ...

Hall

Henry Clay Grant, Jr, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Henry Clay Grant, Jr., age 57, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 17, 2017 at Memorial Park South ...
Lourilla B. Allen, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Lourilla B. Allen, 85, of Gainesville passed away February 14, 2017 at Gracemont Assisted Living.           A funeral service w ...
Bobby Lewis Knapp, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Bobby Lewis Knapp, 62, of Gainesville passed away February 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           A funeral ser ...

Jackson

Margaret Ann Purcell, 83, Commerce
Mrs. Margaret Ann Purcell, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Purcell was born in Commerce to the late Hope William and Lucy Pearl Payne ...

Other

Billy Joe Thomason, 78, Prospect Community
Billy  Joe Thomason, 78, of the Prospect Community, passed away Tuesday evening February 14, 2017, at the Brown Health and Rehab, in Royston, GA. January 18, 1939, he was t ...

Stephens

Rev. Almon Jefferson Yearwood, age 89 of 52 Yearwood Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late David Paul and Elizabeth ...

Towns

Larry R. Milford, 70, Hiawassee
Larry R. Milford, age 70, of Hiawassee, a 50 year resident of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017.  A true Southern gentleman and proud American, he always made a ...

Union

Linda Sue Simmons Thompson, age 65, of Suches, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Dennis Thompson; son, Marvin Tr ...
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.