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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 6th, 2017

Gwinnett

Xianrong Zhang, 51, Duluth
Xianrong Zhang, 51, of Duluth, GA passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Suwanee, GA.  Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at McDonald ...
Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Sikes, age 83 of Buford, GA died Monday, February 20, 2017. Mrs. Sikes has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Saturday, March 11, ...

Habersham

Jeanette Louise Lathan Oliver, age 64 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on January 15, 1953, she ...
Lowell B. Elrod, 81, Demorest
Funeral services for Lowell B. Elrod, age 81 of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Craig Brown officiating.&nb ...

Hall

J.T. "Jake" Shubert, 82, Gainesville
Mr. J.T.  "Jake" Shubert, 82 of Gainesville died Monday March 6, 2017. Born in Banks County, Mr. Shubert was the son of the late Jessie Daniel and Dollie Smith Sh ...
Patricia “Pat” Garner Hughes, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on March 6, 2017 at her home.     A celebration of life service will be held at 7:00 pm ...
Linwood Earl Jeffries, Jr, 77, Gainesville
Linwood Earl Jeffries, Jr., age 77, of Gainesville passed away Monday, March 6, 2017.  Mr. Jeffries  retired as a Chief Petty Officer from the United States Navy after 22 ...

Other

Mrs. Jacquelyn Williams Gordon, age 89 of 197 Brittany Harbor South, Lavonia passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Luther McKinley Wi ...

Stephens

Bobby Williams, 82, Eastanollee
Mr. Bobby Williams, age 82 of 3341 Liberty Hill Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away March 6, 2017, at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Lloyd Edward Williams and Ha ...

Union

Kyle (Bill) Dean Palmer, age 77, of Suches, GA, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris Palmer; son, Billy Palmer; parents, Earnest and Jos ...

White

Jack Abernathy, 83, Cleveland
John “Jack” B. Abernathy, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Jack was a true mountain man with an entrepr ...
Richard Lee, 70, Cleveland
Richard Lee, age 70, of Cleveland, GA passed away Monday, March 6, 2017. He grew up in Clermont, GA and spent the past 10 years in White County. He had worked as a mechanic for ...
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
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