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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 29th, 2009

Forsyth

Donna Rebecca Shaw, 48, Cumming
Donna Rebecca Shaw, age 48, of Dawsonville, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at Northside Hospital, Cumming, after a very difficult two and a half year battle with breast a ...

Habersham

Gertrude Wood Smith, 85, Demorest
Gertrude Wood Smith, age 85, of the Fairview Community, Demorest, GA, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2009. Born in Habersham County, on April 6, 1924 she was a daughter of the l ...
Henry Seaborn Carlan, 91, Baldwin
Henry Seaborn Carlan, age 91, of the Hollingsworth Community, Baldwin, GA, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2009.Born in Banks County, December 13, 1917, he was the son of the late ...
Mary Ellen Hefner, 64, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Mary Ellen Hefner, age 64, of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2009, at 3:00 PM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Furman ...

Hall

Mary Watkins, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Watkins, 80, of 1690 Roger Circle, Gainesville, Ga. Died November 29, 2009. Funeral services are scheduled to be held on Saturday December 5, 2009, at 2 Oâ
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.