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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Nov 18th, 2012

Banks

Charles Vernon Peacock, 78, Maysville
Charles Vernon Peacock 78 of Maysville died Sunday Nov. 18, 2012 at his residence. He was the son of the late Charlie Edward and Lucy Patterson Peacock and the widower of Carolyn ...

Dawson

William A. Porter, 89, Dawsonville
William A. Porter, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday November 18, 2012 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health.Born January 23, 1923 in Buford, Georgia to t ...

Forsyth

Betty Jean Craft Howell was born June 29, 1933, in Lyons, GA to George Foster and Bertha Elizabeth Craft. She passed away Sunday, November 18th, 2012.Betty is survived by her husba ...

Habersham

Mrs. Carzell McDonald Thompson VanHook, age 88 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Murphy, North C ...
Mr. Clarence Hubert "C.H." Bowen, age 87, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended il ...
Frank N. Dixon, 81, Clarkesville
Frank N. Dixon, age 81 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on April 12, 1931, he was the son of the late Sherman and ...

Hall

Carl Boyd Conner, 90, Murrayville
Mr. Carl Boyd Conner, 90 of Murrayville died Sunday November 18, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. A lifetime resident of Hall County, he was the son of the lat ...
James David Harrison, 59, Gainesville
James David Harrison, age 59 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 21, ...

Jackson

James Edward McColskey, 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Edward McColskey, age 76, of Jefferson, who passed away on November 18, 2012. Mr. McColskey was born in Whitesville, NC a son to ...
Leslie Starks McGuire, 73, Commerce
Leslie Starks McGuire 73 of Commerce, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Ha ...
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.