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Local Obits for Fri. May 5th, 2017

Banks

Carl Jacob Hiller, 76, Commerce
Mr. Carl Jacob Hiller, age 76 of Commerce died Friday May 5, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Hiller was born in Lebanon Township, PA to the late, Elwin and Loretta Cook Hiller. Mr. Hill ...

Forsyth

Willie Eugene (Gene) Roper, age 76, of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017. He was of the Holiness Faith and a member of Lighthouse for Jesus Church. He was inducted into the ...

Habersham

Denis Joseph Van Orman, Jr., 46, of Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Altoona, Pennsylvania, passed away on May 5th, 2017.  Born in Altoona, PA on July 16th, 1970, he was the ...

Hall

Shirley Ann Clark Knight, 54, Gainesville
Shirley Ann Clark-Knight known to most as (Auntie)was born in Winder, GA May 21, 1960 to the late Howard Watson Jr and Christine Pope.  As an infant she was moved to Gainesvil ...
James Edward Randolph, age 70, affectionately known as "Papoose" was born April 16, 1947 to the late Mr. Willie Gene Randolph and Dora Randolph. He departed this life Fri ...

Jackson

Jimmie Ray Jacobs, Sr., 81, Jefferson
Evans funeral home announces the death of Mr. Jimmie Ray Jacobs, Sr., age 81 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, May 5, 2017.  Mr. Jacobs was born in Plano, Te ...

Lumpkin

Ruth Naomi Dingus, 87, Dahlonega, formerly of Kingsport, TN
Ruth Naomi Dingus age 87 of Dahlonega; formally of Kingsport TN passed away peacefully on May 5, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.  Ruth was born on June 11th, 1929 in Sne ...
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.