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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 18th, 2011


Emma Dean Whitmire, 72, Dawsonville
Emma Dean Whitmire, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Friday March 18, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Born June 18, 1938 to the late Bernard and N ...


Garland Castleberry, 97, Gainesville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Garland Castleberry,97, of Gainesville. Funeral will be held 6:00 pm Sunday March 20, 2011 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be on ...
Theodore Calvin McCall, 85, Gainesville
Theodore Calvin McCall, 85, of Gainesville, GA, died Friday, March 18, 2011 following an extended illness. Born on March 6, 1926, Ted was the son of the late Sam and Eula McCall of ...
Wiley James Dougherty, 77, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Sunday March 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Wiley James Dougherty, 77, of Gainesville.Rev. Danny Jones and Rev. Tony Smith ...


Jimmy Collins Simpson, 76, Cleveland
Jimmy Collins Simpson, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, March 18 2011 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Simpson was the son of the late Paul Samuel and Ge ...
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.