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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 1st, 2017

Dawson

Tony R. Wilkie, 82, Dawsonville
Tony R. Wilkie, 82 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Saturday April 1, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.co ...

Forsyth

Robert Alexander Chalmers, 86 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday April 1, 2017. The family will receive friends on Thursday April 6, 2017 from 1pm to 2pm at the McDonald and ...
Command Sergeant Major Vernon Ray Whitten, Sr., 79, of Cumming passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017.  Born March 17, 1938 in Atlanta, CSM Whitten retired after proudly serving ...

Hall

Walter Joseph Harris, 73, of Lula, GA passed away unexpectedly on April 1 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Walter was the son of Walter Herbert Harris and Myrtle Potts Ha ...
Stephen David Lurie, 70, Gainesville
Stephen David Lurie, age 70, of Gainesville, GA, passed away in his home April 1, 2017.  A graveside service will be held at Hillside Gardens Cemetery, in Gainesville, Geor ...
Robert L. Major, 69, Gainesville
Robert L. Major, age 69, of Gainesville, GA died peacefully in his sleep on the night of April 1st 2017.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillie Mae and his father ...
Billy Joe Murphy, 91, Gainesville
Mr. Billy Joe Murphy, 91, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2 ...

Jackson

Benny Atkins, 71, Jefferson
Mr. Benny Atkins, age 71 of Jefferson died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Atkins was born in Jefferson to the late, Wilburn and Lethia Samples Atki ...
Jimmy Ray Sosebee, 70, Commerce
Jimmy Ray Sosebee, age 70 of Commerce, GA passed away Saturday, April 01, 2017.   Born in Habersham County, Mr. Sosebee was the son of the late Fred and Hester Nicholson ...

Lumpkin

Melissa Ann Riebold, 35, Dahlonega
Melissa Ann Riebold passed away age 35 on Saturday April 1, 2017. Melissa was born June 18, 1981, Warren Michigan. Melissa was preceded in death by her father Lawrence Dean Riebold ...

Stephens

Nancy Jean Goodwin, 73, Toccoa
Ms. Nancy Jean Goodwin, age 73 of Ellen Court, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Brown Health and Rehab, Royston, Georgia. A daughter of the late Joe M. and ...
Ms. Gustava “Tate” Hunter, age 92, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Jim and Annie Warren Hunter, she ...
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.