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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 29th, 2011

Forsyth

Betty Jean (Jones) Shedd, 78, of Cumming, GA, was called home by the Lord on Friday, April 29, 2011. Absent from the body, present with the Lord. She is survived by her husband o ...

Gwinnett

Allene T. Dover, 83, Buford
Allene T. Dover, age 83, of Buford, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Lizzie Turner. ...

Lumpkin

JD Mincey, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. JD Mincey, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at the Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega. JD was born in Hall County, GA, May 10, 1932, and had liv ...
Mac Mitchell Davis, 61, Dahlonega
Mac Mitchell Davis, age 61, of Dahlonega, GA, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at his residence following a sudden illness. Mac was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, ...
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.