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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 12th, 2009

Forsyth

Bessie (Nanny) Samples, 90, Cumming
Mrs. Bessie (Nanny) Samples, age 90 of Cumming, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009. Mrs. Samples was a charter member of Cumming Baptist Church. She was totally devoted to her fami ...
Nola Lucille Lafon, 74, Cumming
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Nola Lucille Lafon, age 74, of Cumming, Ga. Services are to be announced.
Phillip Lee Warren, 61, Canton
Mr. Phillip Lee Warren, age 61, Canton, GA passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his grandson, Daniel Cart ...

Hall

Carlton Wilburn Stephens, 75, Gainesville
Carlton Wilburn Stephens, age 75 of Imperial Drive, NE, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.F ...
Harriett Newman Carroll, 96, Marrietta, formerly of Gainesville
Harriett Newman Carroll age 96 of Marietta formerly ofGainesville passed away April 12, 2009.Mrs. Carroll was born January 17, 1913 in Hall County to thelate Harvey and Margaret Me ...
Lincoln Monroe Buffington, 76, Gainesville
Lincoln Monroe Buffington, age 76 of Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medial Center following an extended illness. ...

Lumpkin

James N. (Jimmy) Chamblee, 71, Dahlonega
On April 3, 2009, James N. (Jimmy) Chamblee, age, 71 passed away at his Dahlonega, Georgia home. Jim had lived with Cancer for 13 ½ years.Jim was born in New Haven, M ...
Julie Mason, 74, Dahlonega
Mrs. Julie Mason age 74, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday April 12, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Mason was born in White County, GA Feb. 12, 1935 and had li ...

White

Mr. William ( Billy) Westmoreland age 78 of Cleveland passed away Sunday April 12, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Westmoreland was born in Banks County the ...
Mr. William ( Billy) Westmoreland age 78 of Cleveland passed away Sunday April 12, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Westmoreland was born in Banks County th ...
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.