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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 19th, 2017

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Frank D. Childress, 63, Auburn
  Frank D. Childress, age 63, of Auburn, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Ann Childress; and mother, Beulah Rhoden ...

Dawson

Jimmie “Jim” Fields, 80, Dawsonville
Jimmie “Jim” Fields, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday September 19, 2017 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born October 28, 1936 in Sw ...

Hall

Jean Ash Gruhn, 86, Gainesville
Jean Ash Gruhn, 86, of Gainesville passed away on September 19, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bobby Gruhn.  She is survived by her son and d ...
Donald Hood McEntire, Jr., 86, Gainesville
Donald Hood McEntire, Jr., age 86 of Gainesville, GA, passed away September 19, 2017 at his residence. Mr. McEntire was born March 6, 1931 to the late Mr. Donald Hood McEntire, ...
Larry Leon Holloway, 66, Gainesville
Larry Leon Holloway, 66, of Gainesville passed away on September 19, 2017 following complications from back surgery. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, S ...

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Martha Lee Folger, 75, Dahlonega
Mrs. Martha Lee Folger, age 75, of Dahlonega, formerly of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Chelsey Park Health and rehab following an extended ...
Charles "Chuck" Harms Jr., 64, Dahlonega
Mr. Charles “Chuck” James Harms Jr., age 64, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Mr. Harms was born on December 31, 1952 in Perry, GA. He was prec ...
Leroy Parks, Dahlonega
  Mr. Leroy Parks, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sept 19, 2017. He was born on June 20, 1930 in Gainesville, where he began living his full and happy li ...

Other

Eugene Gilstrap, 76, Madison
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Master Sgt. (Retired) Eugene Gilstrap, age 76 of Madison, Georgia entered into rest Tuesday, September 19, 2017.  Mr. Gilstrap was bo ...
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.