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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 7th, 2017

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Daniel Keith Skinner, 53, Winder
Daniel Keith Skinner, age 53, of Winder passed away Friday, July 7, 2017.  Survivors include his mother Merita Rowden Skinner; daughter Keisha Skinner Torbush; brothers Bill S ...

Dawson

Matthew Paul DelGrosso, 50, Dawsonville
Matthew Paul DelGrosso, 50, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away unexpectedly on June 30, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital, Cumming, GA. Born in Lorain, OH, where he resided until ...

Forsyth

Robert Travis Biccum, 83, Cumming
Robert Travis Biccum “Bob”, age 83, of Cumming, GA died Friday, July 7, 2017 with his wife and children at his side. He was born November 6, 1933 in Geneva, NY to th ...
Gwynn Lockwood, 61, Cumming
Mr. Gwynn Lockwood 61, of Cumming, Ga passed away on July 7th, 2017. He is predeceased in death by his parents George and Patricia Lockwood. He is survived by his daughter Al ...

Gwinnett

Jimmy Edward Hutchins, 57, Buford
Jimmy Edward Hutchins, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, July 7, 2017. He is survived by his parents, John and Louise Smith Hutchins, Buford; brothers, Jeffery (Teresa) Hut ...

Habersham

Bessie Mae Addison, 93, Clarkesville
Bessie Mae Addison, age 93, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017. Mrs. Addison was born in Calvary to the late Oliver Houck and Maggie Cornline Houck.  She was a loving mother ...
Charles C. Sherwood, 79, Cornelia
Charles C. Sherwood, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017. Funeral services are 11:00 am Monday, July 10, 2017, at Cornelia United Methodist Church. Interment wi ...
Charles C. Sherwood, 79, Cornelia
Charles C. Sherwood, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017.  Born in Almon, Georgia on January 22, 1938, he was the son of the late Aubra Lee Sherwood and Ru ...
James Edward “Jim” Staples, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017. Mr. Staples was born on March 12, 1931 in Mexico, Missouri to the late ...

Hall

Christine “Teny” Jordan, age 89, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017. Ms. Jordan was born on November 18, 1927 in Banks County, Georgia to the late ...
Winburn Lee Martin, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Winburn Lee Martin, 82, of Gainesville, went home to his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.     ...
SIDNEY R. STEELE, 88, Gainesville
STEELE, SIDNEY R., DBA, COL (RET. USA), age 88, died peacefully on July 7, 2017 at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, GA. Steele was a native of Sparta, Wisconsin, and a gradua ...

Lumpkin

Emogene "Jean" Clem, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Emogene “Jean” Clem, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at her home on Friday July 7, 2017. Mrs. Clem was a native of Greenwood, SC who had lived in Lumpkin C ...
Billy D. Freeman, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. Billy D. Freeman, age 85 , of Dahlonega passed away Friday, July 07, 2017 at the Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health. Billy was born June 12, 1932 in Ca ...

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Christian Thomas Leonard, 24, Nashville
Christian Thomas Leonard, 24, of Nashville, TN, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017.  Christian was a compassionate, loving, and caring young man.  As a professional musicia ...
Virginia Looper Taylor, 90, Alpharetta
Virginia Looper Taylor, 90, of Alpharetta passed away Friday July 7, 2017 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following a short illness. Born September 11, 1926 in Kennesaw, Georgia ...
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.