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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 6th, 2011

Forsyth

Jane L. Drake, 84, Cumming
Jane L. Drake, 84, of Cumming, GA died on January 5, 2011 at Cumming Nursing Center. Born in Athens, GA, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Jennie Lester.A loving mother an ...

Habersham

Elzora Perkins O'Connell, 90, Prattville, Alabama
ELZORA PERKINS O'CONNELL, age 90, a resident of Prattville, Alabama passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2011.Mrs. O'Connell was born in Habersham County, Georgia, on Apri ...

Hall

George Raymond Kobaly, 77, Winder
Mr. George Raymond Kobaly age 77 of Winder, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966.
Helen Margaret Bancroft Robison Stine, "Mimi", passed away Thursday, January 6, 2011 after a brief illness. Helen was born in Kent, England on August 28, 1927 to the late ...
James Ronald (Ronnie) Crow 65 of Pelzer, South Carolina (formerly of Clermont) passed away January 6th. Gray's Mortuary of Pelzer is in charge of arrangements
Maria Alvarez,, 79, Gainesville
Maria Alvarez, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sund ...
William Bill Burton, 80, Cumming
William Bill Burton, age 80, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2011. Bill's hobby was working as he enjoyed working in the Lawn and Garden Center at Wal-Mart. He wa ...

Jackson

Jackie Lowell Troville, 64, Hoschton
Jackie Lowell Troville, 64, of Hoschton, GA passed away Thursday January 6, 2011 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following an extended illness.Born October 18, 1946 in Foley, Alabam ...
Nona Lee Dodd, 91, Commerce
Mrs. Nona Lee Dodd, age 91, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, January 6, 2011 at BJC Nursing Home. Mrs. Dodd was born in Commerce to the late, Young and Gertrude Burroughs Hawks. Mr ...
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.