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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 28th, 2017

Forsyth

Thomas Roy Fortson, 70, Cumming
Thomas Roy Fortson, age 70, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Roy was a Marine Veteran who loved his daughter and grandchildren. He enjoyed watching his granddaugh ...

Gwinnett

Livia Simonca, 84, Norcross
Livia Simonca, age 84, of Norcross, GA passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Simonca; and son, Othaniel Simonca. She is survived by h ...

Hall

Cecil Clark, 78, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday July 29, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Cecil H. Clark, age 78 of Gainesville. The Rev. David Ash will officiate ...
Martha Townley Talley, 75, Gainesville
Martha Townley Talley, 75 of Gainesville died Friday July 28, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Lit ...
Martha Townley Talley, 75, Gainesville
Martha Townley Talley, age 75, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. Martha was a lifelong resident of Hall County.   She was a district manager for Olan ...
Kelly Westmorland, 55, Gainesville
Kelly Westmorland, 55 of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Kelly was a lifelong resident of Gainesville.   He owned his own construction and grading business, wo ...

Jackson

Hilda White Gee Pruitt, 92, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hilda White Gee Pruitt, age 92 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 28, 2017.  Mrs. Pruitt was born in May ...
Thomas 'T.J.' Moses, 60, Commerce
Thomas “T.J.” Moses, Jr., 60, of Commerce passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, ...

Stephens

Mr. Calvin Edward Cantrell age 78 of Queen Street, Toccoa passed away Friday July 28, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Harley Lee and Mary Elizabeth Ivester Cantrell, He ...

White

Francis Manley Brafford, 69, Sautee Nachoochee
Francis Manley Brafford age 69, of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Friday July 28, 2017.  Mr. Brafford was born February 1, 1948 in Fayetteville, NC to the late Paul Wesley Br ...
Bernice Isenecker, 80, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Bernice Isenecker, age 80 of Helen. Mrs. Isenecker passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incom ...
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.