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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 24th, 2017

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James Andrew Lacey, 59, Winder
James Andrew Lacey, age 59, of Winder, GA passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Dolores lacey, Winder, GA; sister, Cassandra Thomas Lacey, Winder, ...

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It is with great regret that we announce the passing of the Honorable Charles R. “Charlie” Smith. Charlie left this earth on 7-24-17 at 7:30 pm. Charlie was a loving hu ...

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James Andrew Cody, 85, Mt. Airy
  James Andrew Cody, age 85, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017. Mr. Cody was born on November 13, 1931, in Clarkesville, Georgia, to the late ...
Loy Rothell, 83, Demorest
  Loy Rothell, age 83, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Loy was born in Habersham County to the late Luther Rothell and Pearl Jon ...

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Andre (Andy) Howard, 85, Dahlonega
And the Army goes rolling along… Retired First Sergeant Andre (Andy) Howard answered his final order at the age of 85 as His Heavenly Commander called him home.  He no ...
Carolyn Rena Wood, 61, Dahlonega
Mrs. Carolyn Rena Wood, age 61, of Dahlonega, GA, went to be with her Lord where there is no more sickness and no more pain on Monday, July 24, 2017. Carolyn was a native and li ...
Claud Fortner, 98, Dahlonega
Claud Fortner age 98 of Dahlonega passed away on July 24th, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Fortner was born in Hall County to William Fortner and Elza Crow Fortner.  ...
Andre “Andy” Howard, 86, Dahlonega
Mr. Andre “Andy”Howard, age 86 of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at FriendshipNursing Home. Funeral servicesare scheduled for 2:00 PM Thursday, July 27 ...

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Glenda Joyce “JoJo” Tester, 54, Sautee Nacoochee
Glenda Joyce “JoJo” Tester, age 54, of Sautee Nacoochee, GA passed away on December 17, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. JoJo was the daughter of the late W ...
Frances Keller, 81, Sautee
Frances Keller 81 of Sautee passed away Monday July 24, 2017.  Mrs. Keller was born in Bartow, Florida the daughter of the late Lucian Edward and Eunice Stroud Ewin.   ...
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.