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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 15th, 2009


Vera G. Cochran, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Vera G. Cochran, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday Feb. 15, 2009 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA following an extended illness.Mrs. Cochran was born in ...


Jane Burge Epperson, 92, Fayetteville
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Jane Burge Epperson, age 92, of Fayetteville, Ga. Memorial services are to be announced.


Gladys Dodd Crocker, 91, Cornelia
Gladys Dodd Crocker, age 91 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2009, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Habersham County on October 12 ...


Donna Lynn Waters, 37, Gainesville
Donna Lynn Waters, age 37 of Lighthouse Lane, Gainesville, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2009 at her residence following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thur ...
Edward O. (Ed) Reed, 86, Oakwood
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2009 in the Mason & Ward Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Edward O. (Ed) Reed, 82 of Reed Drive, Oakwood. The Rev. ...
Lois Blalock, 98, New Holland
Miss Lois Blalock, age 98, of New Holland passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009 at New Horizons West Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...


Rev. James D. Cool, 81, Lincolnton, N.C., formerly of Jefferson
Mason and Ward Funeral Home announces for Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton N.C. the death of Rev. James Darel Cool,age 80, of 901 Tait Street in Lincolnton. Rev. Cool died on Sun ...
Thomas Aubrey Highfill, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Aubrey Highfill, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on February 15, 2009. Mr. Highfill was born on March 14, 1936 in Jackson ...
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.