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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 29th, 2017

Gwinnett

Fermina Castro, 57, Buford
Fermina Castro, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, May 29, 2017. She is survived by her children, Freddy Villatoro, Yenis Castro, Maritza Castro, Yessi Castro, Veronica Vill ...
  William Robert “Bob” Preston, (Cdr., USN Ret.), born September 15, 1922 to the parents of William Thomas Preston and Florence Ella Elsea, passed away peaceful ...

Habersham

Jerry Ray Tallman, 83, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Jerry Ray Tallman, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow the ...

Hall

Beverly Boatwright, 78, Gainesville
Ms. Beverly Boatwright, age 78, of Gainesville passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville.   Services will be held at a lat ...
Kimberly Marie Buffen, 42, Gainesville
 Mrs. Kimberly Marie Buffen age 42 of Gainesville passed away on Monday May 29, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Memorial services will be held on Saturd ...
Robert Paul Heavrin Jr., 64, Clermont
Robert Paul Heavrin Jr., age 64, of Clermont, GA, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017. Bob was born in Youngstown Ohio April 13, 1953. He was employed as a welder at Chandler Equip ...

Jackson

Sandra “Cindy” Baird, 68, Jefferson
  Mrs. Sandra “Cindy” Baird, age 68, of Jefferson, GA died Monday, May 29, 2017 at Emory University Hospital.  Mrs. Baird was born in Commerce to the late ...
Nell Crane Scott, 76, Commerce
Nell Crane Scott, age 76 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday, May 29, 2017.   Born in Cornelia, GA, Ms. Scott was the daughter of the late James and Minnie Emmett Crane. ...

Other

Mrs. Dorothy Virginia Pritchett, age 98, of Colbert, GA died Monday, May 29, 2017 at Piedmont-Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Pritchett was born in Commerce to the late ...
Housang Vaziri, 81, Alpharetta
Housang Vaziri, 81 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Monday May 29, 2017. Graveside services will be held on Friday June 2, 2017 at 11am at the Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. C ...

Stephens

Mrs. Yvonne Nicolette Bryant Busch, age 67 of 465 Black Mountain Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 29, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of Juanita Ba ...

White

Faye "Gummie" Franks, 77, Cleveland
Faye “Gummie”  Franks, 77 of Cleveland, GA left the building late in the evening May  29th 2017.     Faye was born September 3rd 1939 in her Grandma ...
Michael Edward Gerchman, 64, Cleveland
Mr. Michael E. Gerchman, age 64, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017.   Mr. Gerchman was preceded in death by his father Karl G. Gerchman and sister Gigi Dart. H ...
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.