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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 29th, 2017

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Martha Elaine Cain, 72, Winder
Martha "Marty" Elaine Cain, age 72, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017. Marty loved life, people, puzzles, gospel music and music by Elvis.  She was emplo ...

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Lonnie Long, 80, Dawsonville
Lonnie Long, age 80, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017.  He was a devout Christian of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, George a ...

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Thomas Arthur Martin, 67, Cumming
Thomas Arthur Martin, 67 of Cumming GA passed away on Thursday June 29, 2017. He was born on July 9, 1949 in Orange, California, the son of Arthur and Ruth Mattingly Martin who ...

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Willie Fortson, 76, Mt. Airy
Mr. Willie Fortson was born in Habersham County on Jan 8, 1941 to Ernest Fortson and Viola Stephens Fortson in Mt. Airy, Georgia. He was united in matrimony to Hattie Owens Fortson ...

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Virdis Hammond Weaver, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Virdis Hammond Weaver, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.             ...
Rosemary Porter York, 89, Clermont
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Rosemary Porter York, 89, of Clermont formerly of Cleveland.  Mrs. York passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 at ...

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Jimmy Reginal Sailors, 81, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jimmy Reginal Sailors, age 81, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Mr. Sailors was born in Jefferson, Georgia, ...

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Catherine Ruth Fountain, 73, Mountain City
Catherine Ruth Fountain, age 73, of Mountain City, Georgia, passed away on June 29, 2017 with her family surrounding her. She was the widow of Donald Ralph Fountain and the daughte ...
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.