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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jun 18th, 2017

Dawson

Joshua Andrew “Josh” Gilleland, 24, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday June 18, 2017. Born September 18, 1992, he was a native of Forsyth County but had lived in Daws ...

Habersham

Ernest Simmons, 74, Baldwin
Ernest Simmons, age 74, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Simmons was born on September 28, 1942 in Baldwin, Georgia to the la ...

Hall

Julie Haynes, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Julie Haynes of Gainesville, Ga. Mrs. Haynes died Sunday June 18, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Co ...
Julie Haynes, 64, Gainesville
Julie Haynes, 64 of Gainesville died Sunday June 18, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Ithaca, New York, Julie had lived in Hall County for most of he ...

Jackson

Leonard Bond, 88, Commerce
Mr. Leonard Bond, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Bond was born in Commerce to the late Alvin and Wildred Williamson Bond.   ...
Shirley Mae Etris, 71, Nicholson
Mrs. Shirley Mae Etris, age 71, of Nicholson, GA died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Gentiva Hospice, IPU.  Mrs. Etris was born in Commerce to the late Howard and Elizabeth Armstron ...

White

Trella Denise Cantrell, 54, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs Trella Denise Cantrell , age 54 of Cleveland. Denise passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017.   Funeral services ...
Ruth Turpin Vaughn, 100, Cleveland
Mrs. Ruth Vaughn, age 100, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017.  Mrs. Vaughn was born in Habersham County to the late Claude and Effie Flanagan Turpin.  Sh ...
Coy Junior Whitley, 69, Cleveland
Coy Junior Whitley, age 69 formerly of Cleveland passed away at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon on June 18, 2017.  Coy was born on August 3, 1947 to the late Cortez Whitley a ...
Troy W. York, 65, Sautee Nacoochee
  Troy W. York age 65, 0f Sautee Nacoochee passed away Saturday June 17, 2017.  Mr. York was born in Hiawassee the son of the late Willard Newt and Ellen Adams York ...
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.