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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jul 21st, 2017

Dawson

Harold William Mooney, 78, Dawsonville
Mr. Harold William Mooney, age 78 of Dawsonville, (formerly of Gainesville) passed away peacefully at his home Friday, July 21, 2017.   He is survived by his wife of 60 ...
Nora L. Neal, 93, Dawsonville
Nora L. Neal, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 21, 2017 at The Bell Minor Home following a period of declining health. Born April 7, 1924 to the late Earl and Mae Rola ...

Forsyth

John Richard McKenney Sr. 54 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 21, 2017. He was predeceased in death by his father Richard McKenney. He is survived his mother Betty McKenne ...

Gwinnett

Ray Crossley, 64, Sugar Hill
Ray Crossley, age 64, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Beverly Crossley, Sugar Hill, GA; children, Matthew ...

Hall

Mildred “Millie” Louise (Zahniser) Evans, 68, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017, in her Gainesville, GA residence following a long illness. She ...
Mary Virginia Gowder Sloan, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Virginia Gowder Sloan, 88, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. Mrs. Sloan was preceded in death by her father and mother, George and Esther Gowder and he ...
Brandon Michael Hutcheson, 22, Murrayville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr Brandon Michael Hutcheson of Murrayville. He was born on September 21, 1994 and passed away July 21, 2017. Brandon was ...
John Scott Pocock, 56, Gainesville
John Scott Pocock, age 56, of Gainesville, GA  was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 23, 1961 to the late James Walter Pocock and his widow, Fay Ellen.  John died peacefu ...
Kenneth Charles Russell, 64, Gainesville
Kenneth Charles Russell, age 64, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 in Gainesville, GA.  Ken was born on July 7, 1953 in Biloxi, MS at Kessler Airforce Ba ...

Stephens

Mae Bell Cheek Payne, 87, Toccoa
Mrs. Mae Bell Cheek Payne, age 87 of Andrews Road in Toccoa passed away Friday July 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.   Mrs. Payne was the ...
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.