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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 7th, 2011

Dawson

Carlton "Buster" Rider, 56, Dawsonville
Carltob "Buster" Rider, 56, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday July 7, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Born October 4, 1954 to the late Carl and Leon ...

Habersham

Martha Sikes, 91, Baldwin
Martha Sikes, age 91 of Baldwin, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at The Oaks at Scenic View, Baldwin following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday ...

Hall

James C. 'Tab' Hawes, Sr., 76, Gainesville
Homegoing Celebration for Mr. James C. "Tab" Hawes, Sr. age 76 of Gainesville, Ga. will be held Friday, July 8, 2011 , 2:00pm at Heart Outreach Ministries , 177 Atlanta ...
Jeffrey Lewis Parks, 47, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jeffrey Lewis Parks, 47 of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed Thursday, July 7, 2011. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 2:00pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 400 ...
Mary Lou Morgan, 73, Gainesville
Mary Lou Morgan, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at New Horizon's North Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Pierce Jackson Hancock, 89, Gainesville
Pierce Jackson Hancock, 89, of Gainesville, GA, died at his home Thursday, July 7, 2011.He was preceded in death by his parents Eva Harvil and Ernest Jackson Hancock, his sister, S ...

Jackson

Sarah Marie Nix Thomas, 78, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Sarah Marie Nix Thomas, age 78, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2011. Mrs. Thomas was born in Gainesville, GA, a ...

White

Mrs. Lee Nix Stovall, 95, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announcing the death of Mrs. Lee Nix Stovall, age 95 of Gastonia, North Carolina formerly of Cleveland. Mrs. Stovall passed away Thursday, July ...
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.