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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 26th, 2009

Banks

Alda Latrey Williams Moody, age 92, of Alto, Georgia, died Friday, June 26, 2009 at a private care facility. Mrs. Moody was born on February 4, 1917 in Habersham County, Georgia to ...

Dawson

Charles Rodney Cash, 46, Dawsonville
Charles Rodney Cash, 46, of Dawsonville passed away peacefully on Friday June 26, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Mr. Cash had l ...

Forsyth

Danny Hicks, 51, Cumming
Rev. Danny Hicks, age 51 of Cumming, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009. Danny was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and a former Pastor of Buffington Baptist Church. He was So ...
Mac Cleveland Holbrook, 68, Cumming
Mr. Mac Cleveland Holbrook, age 68 of Cumming, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009. He was a member of Bethelview United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by his parents, De ...

Habersham

John Paul Tomblin, 76, Demorest
Ret. MSgt John Paul Tomblin, age 76 of Demorest, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Sand Fork, West Virgi ...
Memorial services for Kenneth Harold Bower, Sr., age 84, of Demorest, will be held Friday, July 10, 2009, at 9:00 AM, from St. Mark Catholic Church.Mr. Bower passed away June 26, 2 ...

Hall

Emmanuel Drew Holland, 21, Gainesville
Emmanuel Drew Holland, age 21, passed away June 26, 2009 at the North East GeorgiaMedical Center following a sudden illness. He was born July 20, 1987 in Gainesville, Ga.He was a s ...
Shirley Strong, 79, Gainesville
Shirley Grogan Strong passed away Friday June 26, 2009, after valiantly battling cancer. Shirley was born in Dawson County, the daughter of the late Homer and Anice Grogan. Her col ...

White

Emmett Lamar King, 65, Cleveland
Mr. Emmett Lamar King, age 65, of Cleveland, Ga. died Friday June 26, 2009 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Ga.Mr. King was a native of Anniston, Alabama who had lived ...
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.