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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 9th, 2009

Dawson

Lester Emory Dashner, Jr., 65, Dawsonville
Ingram Funeral Home of Cumming announcs the death of Mr. Lester Emory Dashner, Jr., age 65, of Dawsonville who passed away Thursday, January 08, 2009. Mr. Dashner was preceded in d ...

Forsyth

CoClaudia Burel Rainwater, 73, Sugar Hill
McDonald and Son Funeral Home of Cumming announces the death of Mrs. CoClaudia Burel Rainwater, age 73, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, formerly of St. Peterburg, Florida, who passed away ...

Habersham

Jack Russell Porter, 70, Cornelia
Mr. Jack Russell Porter, age 70 of Cornelia passed away on Friday, January 09, 2009 at his residence.Born in Loganville, Georgia on March 02, 1938, he was a son of the late Wilkins ...
Louise Landers Dill, 84, Mt. Airy
Louise Landers Dill, age 84 of Mt Airy, passed away Friday, January 9, 2009 Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County on April 23, 1924, ...
Sammy D. Kemp, 56, Clarkesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 4:30pm on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Yellow Creek Baptist Church for Sammy D. Kemp, age 56, of Clarkesville. Burial will be in the Church Cemet ...

Hall

John William McCutcheon, 66, Clermont
Strickland Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John William McCutcheon, age 66, of Clermont who died Thursday, January 08, 2009 at his residence.Memorial services will be held ...
Little & Davenport Funeral Homes announces the death of Virginia Ruth Peavley-Jones of Gainesville who passed away on January 9, 2009. Complete arrangements will be announced l ...

Jackson

Montine Lavonia Wilson, 86, Commerce
Mrs. Montine Lavonia Wilson, 86, of 3243 Blacks Creek Church Road, Commerce died Friday, January 9, 2009 at her residence of an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late ...
Mrs. Patti Harrell Adams, 54, Hoschton
Mrs. Patti Harrell Adams, age 54, of Hoschton, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2009. Mrs. Adams, born in Augusta, Georgia, was a daughter of the late, William Samuel Harrell and ...

Lumpkin

Judy Ann Cole, 48, Dahlonega
Banister Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Judy Ann Cole, age 48, of Dahlonega who died Wednesday, January 07, 2009 at North Fulton Regional Hospial. Mrs. Cole was born in D ...

Rabun

Joe Legge, 65, Dillard
Joe Legge is well known in Dillard, Ga. and throughout the folk art world. His journey through various mediums was a life long adventure, and he mastered many. Born in Decatur, IL ...
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.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.