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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 6th, 2017

Dawson

Paul J. Sheehy, 75, Dawsonville
Paul J. Sheehy, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday April 6, 2017. Born August 23, 1941 in Independence, Missouri to the late Almer and Vivian Sheehy, he had lived in Dawson ...

Habersham

Regina Bacon Strait, 74, Clarkesville
Regina Bacon Strait, age 74 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA on June 29, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Laura P ...

Hall

Joyce Pandora Thomas, Gainesville
Homegoing Services for Mrs. Joyce Pandora Thomas of Gainesville, Georgia will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 , 11:00am @ Living Waters Outreach, Murrayville, Georgia.  Past ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Wharton Hollenback Sr., age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. Mr. Hollenback was born in Philadelph ...
Betty Childress, 86, Jefferson
Mrs. Betty Childress, age 86, of Jefferson passed away on Thursday April 6, 2017 at Athens Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Graveside Services will be held on Monday ...

Stephens

Lois Simmons Childers, 91, Toccoa
Mrs. Lois Simmons Childers, age 91, of Childers Valley Drive, Toccoa, Ga., passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the home.  A daughter of the late Dewey and Beatrice Pimm ...
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.