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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 27th, 2011

Forsyth

James Augustus Stephens, 82, Big Canoe
James Augustus Stephens, 80, of Big Canoe, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 27, after a long illness. He was born on February 11, 1931, in Damascus, Alabama, and grew up in Sa ...

Habersham

Edna Kathleen "Kathy" Broome, age 68, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011 following a brief illness.Born on February 7, 1943, in Habersham County, ...

Hall

James A. Pirkle, Sr., 78, Gainesville
James A. Pirkle, Sr., age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Apri ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home announces services for William Moran (Billy) Hendricks Jr. age 67 of Commerce. He was the son of the late William Moran Hendricks Sr. and Beatrice Wood Hendricks ...

Lumpkin

Geraldine Collins Temple, 73, Dahlonega
Mrs. Geraldine Collins Temple, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at her home.Mrs. Temple was born in Birmingham, Alabama and had lived in Lumpkin County for ...
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.