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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 9th, 2017

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Hannah Stewart Rice, 79, Statham
 Hannah Stewart Rice, age 79 of Statham, passed away Friday, June 09, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.  At the request of the family, they will hav ...
Ellis "Cat" Wallace Jones, age 64, of Winder passed away Friday, June 9, 2017.  Mr. Wallace was a hunter, fisherman and loved to live off the land.  He lov ...

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David P. “Butch” Cane, 57, Dawsonville
David P. “Butch” Cane, 57, of Dawsonville passed away Friday June 9, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Born August 29, 1959 in Norwich, New York t ...

Gwinnett

  James W. “Jim” McKnight, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, James Timothy McKnight; and parents, Har ...
Jason Daniel West, 35, Buford
  Jason Daniel West, age 35, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J. D. and Mattie Lou West and Salvatore and Na ...

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Melanie Gay Wallace, 55, Gainesville
Melanie G. Wallace, 55 of Gainesville passed away  Friday June 9, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in 1962 in San Antonio, Texas, she was a 1980 grad ...
Jackie Frankum, 75, Gainesville
A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday June 16, 2017 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel for Jackie Frankum. Dr. Tom Smiley of Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesvi ...
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.