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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 9th, 2017

Forsyth

Carolyn Juanita Rainey, 66, Cumming
Carolyn Juanita Rainey, age 66, of Cumming, GA, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Funeral services for  Mrs. Rainey will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 4:0 ...
Joseph Edward Ross, 49, Cumming
Joseph Edward Ross, 49, of Cumming passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Ross was an employee of Lockheed-Martin for 20 years. He loved baseball and was an av ...
Marion Shalit, 85, Cumming
Marion Shalit, 85 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday April 9, 2017. Burial will be at the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin, NJ on Thursday April 13, 2017. Condolences may be ...

Habersham

Judy Lee Wade, 61, Clarkesville
Judy Lee Wade, age 61, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 9, 2017, following a sudden illness. Ms. Wade was born on August 6, 1955, in Commerce, ...

Hall

Linda McCrindle McCaskill, 64, Murrayville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday April 13, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Linda McCrindle McCaskill, age 64, of Murrayville, Ga. The Rev. Charl ...
Robert Terrell McLain, 79, Oakwood
Mr. Robert Terrell McLain, 79, of Oakwood, GA passed away on Sunday, April 09, 2017 following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April ...
Rev. Truman Skaggs, 89, Gainesville
Rev. Truman Skaggs age 89 of Gainesville passed away Sunday April 9, 2017. Funeral Service 2:00 p.m. Friday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville
Rev. Truman Collier Skaggs, 89, Gainesville
Mission Accomplished! Rev. Truman Collier Skaggs age 89 of Gainesville went to be with the Lord on April 9, 2017, after an extended illness. He was born in Russellville, Kentucky, ...
Louise Standridge, 88, Clermont
Louise Standridge, age 88, of Clermont passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Mrs. Standridge was born in Dawson County the daughter of the late Amle and Louella Whitmire Gran ...

Jackson

Margie Pressley Gaddis, 90, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Margie Pressley Gaddis, age 90 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Mrs. Ga ...

Other

Robert Charles Gilstrap, 85, Powder Springs
Robert Charles Gilstrap, age 85, of Powder Springs, GA, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Robert was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1931, to the late Bill and Annie Mae Gilstrap ...

Union

Mary Florine Parker, 91, Suches
Mary Florine Parker, age 91, a lifelong resident of Suches, GA passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Florine was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for many years.  Sh ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs.Drucilla ‘Trudy”Abernathy, age 77 of Cleveland. Mrs Abernathy passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. Fune ...
Josie Dzikowski, 91, Cleveland
Josie Dzikowski age 90, of Sautee passed away Sunday April 9, 2017.  Mrs. Dzikowski was born September 25, 1926 in Augusta, GA to the late John Lester Ivey and Savannah Ive ...
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.