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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 10th, 2012

Dawson

Mary G. Reed, 92, Dawsonville
Mary G. Reed, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 10, 2012 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.Born May 1, 1919 in Phoenix, Arizona to t ...

Forsyth

Jeffrey Lee McGhee, 45, Cumming
Jeffrey Lee McGhee, 45, of Cumming, GA died on February 9, 2012. Born in Cartersville, GA, he was the son of Sandra & George Caine of Cumming, GA and S. T. McGhee of Cleveland ...
John R. Mitchell, 86, Jasper
John R. Mitchell, 86, of Jasper, GA passed away on Friday, February,10, 2012 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Jo Pullen Mitchell; sons, Jo ...

Hall

Terry Lee Ballew, 52, Alto
Terry Lee Ballew, age 52, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2012, at his residence.Mr. Ballew's wishes were to be cremated. A private family service will ...

Rabun

Mark Gregory Benfield, 41, Clayton
Mark Gregory Benfield, 41, of Clayton, GA passed away Friday, February 10, 2012 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta.He was born in Clayton, GA on December 31, 1970, and was the son of Bil ...
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.