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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 3rd, 2009


Terrell Railey, 53, Dawsonville
Terrell Railey, 53, of Dawsonville died Saturday, January 3, 2009 at his residence following a sudden illness.A native of Chamblee, GA, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 1 ...


Dean F. Hoffman, 63, Gainesville
Dean F. Hoffman, age 63 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Meadow brook Nursing Home in Tucker, Georgia. A memorial service will be announced at a ...
Ralph E. Cowart, 82, Cumming
Mr. Ralph E. Cowart, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2009. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and Deacon for over 30 years. Mr. Cowart was also ...


Wanda Maxine Collier, 83, Cornelia
Wanda Maxine Collier, age 83, of Cornelia, passed away on Saturday, January 03, 2009.Mrs. Collier was born in Haw-Hatomka, Missouri on July 18, 1925 to the late Walter and Edith Sh ...


Eugene Allen, 42, Gainesville
Eugene Allen, 42, of Gainesville died Saturday January 3, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Allen was the son of the late Willie ...


William Franklin Holcomb, 74, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. William Franklin Holcomb, age 74 of Cleveland. Mr. Holcomb passed away Saturday, January 03, 2009 at his residence fo ...
Y.D. Thompson, 79, Cleveland
Rev. Y.D. Thompson, age 79, of Cleveland, GA died Saturday January 3, 2009 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA following a short illness.Rev. Thompson was born in H ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.