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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 7th, 2017

Habersham

John "Jack" Boozer, 84, Cornelia
Local artist, John “Jack “ Boozer, passed away at his home on April 6, 2017, following a short illness. Born in Wilmore, Kentucky on March 26, 1933, he was ...
Tobie Saifone Thonetheva, 22, Cornelia
Tobie Saifone Thonetheva, age 22, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017. Mr. Thonetheva was born on October 22, 1994 in Demorest, Georgia. He was preceded in ...

Hall

Irene Staten Slater, 84, Gainesville
Irene Staten Slater was born on January 22, 1933 in Memphis, Tennessee and she entered heaven on April 7, 2017 in Gainesville, Georgia. Irene enjoyed choreographed ballroom dancing ...
Brenda Kay Clark, 72, Gainesville
Brenda Kay Clark, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held a ...
Willie Calvin Garrett, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Willie Calvin Garrett, 79, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at Pruitt Health Lanier. Born on June 29, 1937, he was the son of the late Albert Calvin Garrett ...
Thelma Irene Slater, 84, Gainesville
Thelma Irene Slater, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on April 7, 2017.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church. Th ...

Jackson

Katie Lou Ivester, 94, Commerce
Mrs. Katie Lou Ivester, age 94, of Commerce, GA died Friday, April 07, 2017 at Heritage of Athens.  Mrs. Ivester was born in Ila to the late Seaborn and Elvie Hooper Wilder.&n ...

Lumpkin

Dennis Alfred Lawson, 71, Dahlonega
Dennis Alfred Lawson age 71 of Dahlonega passed away on April 7, 2017.  Mr. Lawson moved to Dahlonega in 2009 and was a former Marine.  He enjoyed gardening, spending tim ...

Other

Nina Crump Terry, 89, Virginia formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Nina Crump Terry, of Reston, Virginia and formerly of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Reston Hospital Center. Daughter of the late Ola and Henry Cr ...

Stephens

Hollis James Gastley, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Hollis James Gastley, age 60 of 65 Penn Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Ray and Thelma Swafford Gastley, he was ...
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.