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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 12th, 2011

Forsyth

Eva Pendley, 99, Cumming
Eva Pendley, age 99, of Cumming, passed away Monday, December 12, 2011. Mrs. Pendley was a member of Daves Creek Baptist Church. Eva and her husband owned Clyde Pendley Feed and Po ...

Hall

Dean Allison, 68, Flowery Branch
Dean Allison, age 68, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday Morning, December 12, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are sch ...
Margery D. Nelson, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Margery D. Nelson, 83, of Gainesville passed away Monday, December 12, 2011, following a period of declining health. Born in Cambridge Ma on January 3, 1928, she was the daug ...
Nancy Smith, 52, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Smith, age 52, of Gainesville, GA died Monday, December 12, 2011 at her home following a sudden illness.Nancy was born in Atlanta, grew up in Canton, GA, and had lived i ...
Perna Tench Thomason, 93, Gainesville
Perna Tench Thomason, age, 93, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on May 14, 1918, in Banks County, she was the daugh ...
Willie Jerelle Mathis, 81, Gainesville
Willie Jerelle Mathis, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Graveside services are sche ...

Jackson

William I. Hooper, 79, Jefferson
William I. Hooper, age 79, of Jefferson, passed away Monday, December 12, 2011.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfu ...

Lumpkin

Bealer Ricky Hardin, 56, Dahlonega
Bealer Ricky Hardin, 56, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at his home on Monday, December 12, 2011. He was a lifelong resident of Dahlonega of loved to hunt, fish and raise Dachshund& ...
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.