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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 6th, 2017

Forsyth

Linda Leeann Sbragia-Leonhardt, age 69, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017.  She loved gardening, singing and quilting. Linda was a very happy person, never met ...
Jack Shirley, 61, Cumming
Jack Shirley, 61, of Cumming passed away suddenly Thursday, July 6, 2017.  A loving husband, father, son, proud grandfather, and brother, Jack enjoyed helping others.  He ...

Habersham

Preston B. Thompson, 90, Demorest
Preston B. Thompson, age 90 of Demorest, Georgia formerly of Fredericksburg, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Tazewell Count ...

Hall

Grady Richardson, Jr., Gainesville
Home Going Services for Mr. Grady Richardson, Jr. of Gainesville, Georgia will be held Saturday, June 10,2017, 1:00PM  at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit St S ...
Lois Standridge, 88, Lula
Lois Standridge, 88, of Lula GA passed away on Tuesday June 6th following an extended illness. She was born to the late Dennis and Leola Hulsey. She was a dedicated member of Bethl ...
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.