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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 20th, 2012


Melissa Ann Vollrath, 38, Dawsonville
Melissa Ann Vollrath, 38, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 19, 2012 following a period of declining health.Mrs. Vollrath was born July 13, 1974 and had been a resident ...


Alan Blair Newton, Sr., 73, Cumming
Alan Blair Newton, Sr., age 73, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at his residence after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Alan was born ...


Charles Edwin Sayres III, 55, Gainesville
Dr. Charles Edwin Sayres III (Chuck) passed away on December 20, 2012 at his home in Gainesville, Ga. Chuck was born on May 3, 1957 in Charlotte, N.C. He is preceded in death by hi ...
John Henry Edward Cheeks, 91, Flowery Branch
John Henry Edward Cheeks, 91, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Willow Wood Nursing Center after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday, ...
Richard (Dick) P. Conrad, 85, Gainesville
Richard P. Conrad, "Dick", went home to be with our Lord Thursday, December 20th, 2012. Dick dedicated his lifetime to providing and caring for his wife of nearly 60 year ...


Frances Dowell Kelley, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances Dowell Kelley, age 88 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012. Mrs. Kelley was born in Crossplains ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hazel McCrary Buckner, 93, of Talmo, Ga., who passed away Thursday December 20, 2012. Mrs. Buckner was born in Warner, Oklahoma, a da ...


Dozier P. Smith, Jr., 53, Atlanta
Dozier P. Smith, Jr. of Atlanta, age 53, passed away on December 20, 2012. He is survived by his father, Dozier P. Smith, Sr., mother, Helen F. Smith; brother and sister-in-law, Ly ...


John Terrell Warwick, 95, Cleveland
John Terrell Warwick age 95 of Cleveland transitioned to his eternal life with God on Thursday December 20, 2012. He passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family who we ...
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.
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.