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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 1st, 2012


Hannah Hastings, 20, Cumming
Hannah Hastings, age 20, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012. Hannah always tried to make the most of her life. She loved photography, horses and music. She is p ...


Betty Hammond Miller, 84, Cornelia
Betty Hammond Miller, age 84 of Macon and formerly of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012. Born in Trion, Georgia on December 19, 1927, she was the daughter of the late ...
Gavin Duran Bellotte, 28, Cornelia
Gavin Duran Bellotte, age 28 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012, at his residence. Born in Hall County on January 25, 1983, he was the son of Herbert Gregory and Shel ...


Betty Ann Chastain, 66, Gainesville
Betty Ann Chastain, 66, of Gainesville passed away Sunday January 1, 2012 at The Oaks at Limestone following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday Jan ...
Charles V. Blankenship, Jr., 73, Flowery Branch
Mr. Charles V. Blankenship, Jr., age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away January 1, 2012, at Willowwood Nursing Center, after an extended illness. Funeral Mass will be held 12:00 p.m ...
Eileen Mary Richards, 67, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Eileen Mary Richards, age 67, of Flowery Branch passed away January 1, 2012, at Willowwood Nursing Center, following an extended illness. Memorial Services will be held 11:00 ...


Mrs. Brenda Leona Sims Brown was born November 16, 1952 to the late Odis and Geneva Randolph Sims in Jefferson, Jackson County, GA. She departed this life on January 1, 2012. Mrs ...
Mrs. Jimmie Lou Pardue, age 80, passed away on Sunday, January, 1 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Tallaluh Falls on December 4, 1 ...


Margaret "Jewell" Campbell West of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home on the evening of January 1, 2012. Mrs. West was born in Centerville, Georgia. on Ju ...


Walter Lee Sills, 84, Cleveland
Walter Lee Sills, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Sills was born February 14, 1927 in New Hebron, MS t ...
Lillie Mae Green, co-founder of Green's Grocery, dies at 99
The woman who founded and ran Green's Grocery with her husband in 1950 died Thursday.
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.