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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 22nd, 2017

Dawson

Stephen J. “Steve” Brown, 60, Dawsonville
Stephen J. “Steve” Brown, 60 of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday March 22, 2017 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born July 6, 1956 in Phoe ...

Forsyth

Guy (Junior) Chambers, Jr., age 89, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  Junior is preceded in death by his wife, Grace Chambers and sisters, Idell Mayfield ...

Gwinnett

Brandon James McCoy, 19, Buford
Mr. Brandon James McCoy, age 19, of Buford passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Sou ...

Hall

Larry Milfred Autry, 66, Gainesville
 Mr. Larry Milfred Autry, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled f ...
Duane Gordon Ross, 92, Gainesville
Duane Gordon Ross, formerly of Waldwick, NJ, beloved husband of Mary Ann Rafferty Ross for over 68 years, died March 22, 2017, at the age of 92. He was an avid reader, always learn ...
Raul Garcia- Tarin, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Raul Garcia-Tarin 62, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on March 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March ...

Lumpkin

Lillian Gresk, 93, Dahlonega
Lillian Gresk, age 93, of Dahlonega, GA and formerly of Homewood, Illinois passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Dahlonega, GA. She was born March 13, 1924 in Chicago, Illino ...
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.