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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 23rd, 2018

Forsyth

Vincent Lee Hardy, 38, Cumming
Vincent Lee Hardy, 38, of Cumming, GA, passed away on May 23, 2018. Vince was born on December 11, 1979 in Forsyth County.  He is survived by his parents Patti and Steve Ho ...

Hall

Deborah Turpin Whitfield, 55, Clermont
Deborah Turpin Whitfield, 55, of Clermont, passed away May 23, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on ...
Raymond “Bo” Browning, Jr., 63, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on ...
Harvey (Poppy) Hopper, 70, Oakwood
Mr. Harvey Hopper (Poppy), age 70 of Oakwood Georgia, passed away Wednesday May 23, 2018 at Bell Minor Home of Gainesville, following an extended illness. Harvey was born Octobe ...
Mary Ruth Roberts, 90, Gainesville
Mary Ruth Roberts, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018.   Mrs. Roberts was born January 30, 1928 in Bryson City, NC to the late Lillie Howard Ca ...

Jackson

Alice Dove Franklin, 83, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Alice Dove Franklin, age 83 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 23 2018.  Mrs. Franklin was born in Hapevi ...

Lumpkin

Rev. J.R. Fields, 81, Dahlonega
Rev. JR Fields, age 81, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Rev. Fields was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was born on July ...

Stephens

Kenneth Terrell Simmons, 58, Eastanollee
Mr. Kenneth Terrell Simmons, age 58 of 54 Twin Lakes Circle, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Guy Simmons and Hazel C ...
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.