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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 2nd, 2010

Habersham

H. Truitt Smith, Jr.,, 66, Cornelia
H. Truitt Smith, Jr., age 66, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Mr. Smith was born in Newnan, Georgia on March 20, 1944, to the late Henry Truitt, Sr ...
Rennie M. Fry, 72, Mt. Airy
Rennie M. Fry, age 72 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, December 02, 2010, at his residence following a brief illness. Born in Habersham County on January 27, 1938, he was the son ...

Hall

Bryson Ross Ivie, 22, Athens
Mr. Bryson Ross Ivie, age 22 of Athens, GA died December 2, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Ivie was born in Clarke County to Wesley Ferrell and Doris Kay Ross Ivie of Athens, GA. Mr. ...

Jackson

Sara Tolbert Gee, 79, Pendergrass
Mrs. Sara Tolbert Gee, age 79 of Pendergrass, Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2010 after a period of declining health. Mrs. Gee was born in Jackson County Georgia ...

Stephens

Rev. Jack Sosby (Walter Jackson Sosby) died early Thursday at Emory University Hospital in Decatur. Rev. Sosby's service as a Southern Baptist minister spanned more than 50 y ...
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.