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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 5th, 2017

Forsyth

John S Padgett, 86, Cumming
John S Padgett, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. He loved working on cars and tractors. He was preceded in de ...

Habersham

William J. “Dub” Cotton, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Mr. Cotton was born on June 23, 1929, in Hartwell, Georgia; a son of ...

Hall

Daylan J. Bonilla, 6, Flowery Branch
Daylan J. Bonilla, age 6, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston Hospital. Funeral Services will be 3: ...
Peggy Sue Shope, 79, Gainesville
  Mrs. Peggy Sue Shope, age 79, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at Friendship Nursing Home in Cleveland following an extended illness. Private i ...
Gladys Mae Turner, 91, Gainesville
Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 8, 2017 at Alta Vista Cemetery for Gladys Mae Turner, age 91, of Gainesville. Rev. Brian Malcolm will officiate. The ...

Other

Steven Roberts, 44, Morganton
  Steven Roberts, age 44, of Morganton, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting.  Steven was a fighter ...

Rabun

Harry Wilmer Dickerson, 82, of Betty’s Creek Road, Rabun Gap, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his home. Born in the Wolffork community in 1934, he was the son of ...

White

Georgie Ruth Shelnut, 86, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Georgie Ruth Shelnut, age 87 of Cleveland. Ruth passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. A celebration of life fo ...
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.