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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 28th, 2010

Gwinnett

Hannah Rebecca "Becky" Wilson, age 23, of Buford, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 1, ...

Hall

I. Clifford Sparks, 87, Gainesville
I. Clifford Sparks, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at his residence following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, July 31, ...
Joan Holcomb, 57, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Joan Holcomb, age 57, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral serv ...
Linda Hill Chadwick Snelgrove, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at her residence following an extended illness.No services are scheduled at this time. ...

Jackson

James P. Edwards, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James P. Edwards, age 88, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2010.Arrangements are pending at this time.Evans Funera ...
James Preston Edwards, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Preston Edwards, age 88, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. Mr. Edwards, born April 23, 1922 in Talmo, ...

Lumpkin

Herminia L. Almeida, 89, Dahlonega
Herminia L. Almeida, age 89, of Dahlonega died July 28, 2010.Ms. Almeida lived most of her life in Stratford, Connecticut. She had lived in Dahlonega. GA for the past 3 years. She ...
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.