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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 14th, 2009


Ms. Bertha Jewell Shirley, age 88, of Alto, GA passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009 at a private care facility. Ms. Shirley was born on December 25, 1920 in Habersham ...


Loretta F. Rhodes, NA, Lawrenceville
Loretta F. Rhodes, Lawrenceville, GA passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009 at her residence following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 20 ...
Sheree Lee Collis, 52, Gainesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Sheree Lee Collis, age 52 of Gainesville. Mrs. Collis passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009 at her residence follo ...


Ernest Ray Harris, 80, Dahlonega
Mr. Ernest Ray Harris, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday Feb. 14, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Harris was born in Forsyth County, GA January 4, 1929 ...


Shirley Whelchel, 86, Sautee
Mrs. Shirley Whelchel age 86 of Sautee, passed away Saturday February 14, 2009 at Friendship Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this ...
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.