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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 21st, 2017

Dawson

Brenda Sue Anderson, 64, Dawsonville
Funeral services will be held Thursday March 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Brenda Sue Anderson, age 64, of Dawsonville. Speakers will be Mick ...

Forsyth

Mary Reep Moretz, 55, Cumming
Mary Reep Moretz, age 55, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She will always be remembered as a loving daughter, wife, mother and friend. She is preceded in de ...

Habersham

Dr. Oland Garrison, 92, Cornelia
Dr. Oland Garrison of Cornelia passed away March 21 in Atlanta with Mary, his devoted wife of 67 years, at his side. He lived most of his life in Habersham County, where he cared f ...
Gladys Wilson Jackson, 93, Concord
Gladys Wilson Jackson, age 93, of Concord, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.   Mrs. Jackson was born on August 24, 1923, in Franklin County, Georgia, to ...

Hall

Theodore N. (Ted) Oglesby, Jr. a longtime Gainesville resident and renowned journalist, passed away March 21, 2017 from complications due to ongoing heart failure.  He was 8 ...
Curtis Noah Pirkle, 47, Flowery Branch
Curtis Noah Pirkle, age 47, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a member of Living Hope Christian Fellowship ...
Harry Winston Williams, Gainesville
A celebration of life is scheduled from 5-8 pm Friday March 24, 2017 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel for Harry Winston Williams. Pastor Trent Dollyhigh will be speaking at ...

Jackson

Debbie Ann Hill, 53, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss Debbie Ann Hill, age 53 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Miss Hill was born in Indiana, Pen ...
Mary Eloise Ward, 92, Commerce
  Mrs. Mary Eloise Ward, age 92, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Ward was born in Homer to the late Melvin and Ruth Wo ...
Jason Lee Combs, 29, Hoschton
It is with devastation and great sorrow that we announce the death of Mr. Jason Lee Combs, age 29, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Jason was bor ...
Sybil Looney, 75, Nicholson
Mrs. Sybil Looney, age 75, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Looney was born in Commerce to the late Esco and Reba Penderg ...

Other

Patricia Lister Townsend, 71, Vestavia, AL
Mrs. Patricia Lister Townsend, 71, of Vestavia, AL passed away on Tuesday March 21, 2017 following an extended illness.           F ...

Stephens

Stephen Foster, 53, Toccoa
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. William Stephen ‘Steve” Foster, age 53 of Toccoa formerly of Habersham County. Steve was born in Habers ...
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.