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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 2nd, 2012

Habersham

Gail Dalton Simmemon, age 63, of Simmemon Road, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012, at her residence. Mrs. Simmemon was born on August 13, 1948, in Jackson County, ...

Hall

Ameko Drummond, 36, Gainesville
Ameko Da'Nice Drummond, age 36 of Gainesville, Ga passed away April 2, 2012. She leaves to cherish: her father Mr. Robert B. Drummond of Greenville, South Carolina, and her mo ...
Gerald C. Turpin, 73, Maysville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday April 5, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Gerald C. Turpin, age 73, of Maysville. The Rev. Johnny Knight wi ...

Lumpkin

Dora Jeweleen Beck, 75, Dahlonega
Dora Jeweleen Beck, age 75, of Dahlonega passed away peacefully on Monday, April 2, 2012, after an approximate 15 year fight with Neuroendocrine Cancer, at Northeast GA Hospice in ...
Joseph Frances" Skip" Martin Jr. 64 of Dahlonega (previously of Somerset, New Jersey) passed away on April 2nd, 2012 at his residence. Joseph had a lifelong love of golf, ...

Stephens

Mozell Davis Toccoa, 96, Toccoa
Mrs. Mozell Cheek Davis, age 96, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at Stephens County Hospital.A daughter of the late Allen and Lela Davis Cheek, she was born ...

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Charlie George Thomas, Sr, 95, Cleveland
Charlie George Thomas, Sr., age 95 of Cleveland passed away Monday, April 2, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Thomas was born on March 13, 1917 in Cleveland to the lat ...
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.