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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 18th, 2010


Ernest Jerry Pickens, 69, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ernest Jerry Pickens, age 69, of Maysville, who passed away on January 18, 2010. Mr. Pickens was born on December 18, 1949 in Truman, ...


James R. Lee, 55, Dawsonville
James R. Lee, 55, of Dawsonville died Monday January 18, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness.Born June 25, 1954 to the late Rufus and Nellie Lee, he lived most of h ...
Lois Rainey, 93, Dawsonville
Mrs. Lois Rainey, age 93, of Dawsonville passed away Monday, January 18, 2010 following an extended illness. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and was preceded in deat ...


Lt. Col. William G. Borella (U.S.A.F. Ret.), age 94, of Covington passed away Monday, January 18, 2010. Lt. Col. Borella was born March 15, 1915 in Newport, VT to the late John B. ...


Clydine Otwell Welch, 99, Buford
Mrs. Clydine Otwell Welch, age 99, formerly of Cumming and Buford, passed away Monday January 18, 2010. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Buford. Mrs. Welch was born on ...


Lily B. Bland, 94, Baldwin
Lily B. Bland, age 94, of Baldwin died Monday, January 18, 2010 at the Habersham County Medical Center.Mrs. Bland was born on August 9, 1915 in Newton County, Georgia to the late J ...


Deborah "Debbie" Karrigan, 41, Gainesville
Mrs. Deborah "Debbie" Karrigan, 41, of Gainesville died January 18, 2010. A member of Free Chapel Worship Center, Mrs. Karrigan was preceded in death by her father, Jerry ...
Dr. Martin H. Smith, 88, Gainesville
Martin Henry Smith, the son of Mamie Mae and Charles Earnest Smith, grew up in Gainesville where generations of his family lived. Always knowing that he wanted to be a doctor, he s ...
Earl Heirakuji, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Earl Heirakuji, age 84 of Gainesville passed away Monday, January 18, 2010. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA. 30542, 7 ...
Harriett Dyer "Granny Rosie" Reed age 86 of Murrayville passed away Monday Jan. 18, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. On line co ...
J. Harold Nix, 70, Eastman
J. Harold Nix, age 70 of Eastman, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 18, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan ...
James Edward Thompson, 59, Gainesville
James Edward Thompson, age 59, of Gainesville, Ga died Monday, Jan 18, 2010.He is survived by his wife Aleathia Thompson, sons; Joshua Thompson, Joey Mattox and Shawn Thompson, al ...
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Rosetta Dyer "Granny Rosie" Reed age 86 of Murrayville passed away Monday Jan. 18, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.On line cond ...


Hoyte Elem, 64, Commerce
Mr. Hoyte Elem, age 64, of Commerce died Monday, January 18, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Elem was born in Walton County to the late Roland and Edna England Elem. He was of the Bap ...


Junior Head, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Junior Head, age 82, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Monday January 18, 2010.He was the son of the late Ernest Richard Head and Nice Black Head.Mr. Head was a former resident of Suches ...
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.