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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 8th, 2012

Forsyth

Jean Starr Marshall, 73, Cumming
Jean Starr Marshall, age 73, of Cumming, GA, lost her courageous battle with cancer, Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012. Jean moved to Georgia 12 years ago from Gastonia, NC. She was a m ...

Habersham

Betty Elizabeth Grizzle Howard, 76, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Betty Elizabeth Grizzle Howard, age 76, of Clarkesville, will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 12, 2012 from the Clarkesville United Methodist Church. ...
Lorene Collins Goss, 85, Clarkesville
Lorene Collins Goss, age 85, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mrs. Goss was born on January 14, ...

Hall

Byron Candole, 55, Flowery Branch
Mr. Byron Candole, age 55 of Flowery Branch, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012 Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, Ga, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfu ...
Charles Jones, 55, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Jones age 55, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 35, Firstn Street, Hoschton, Ga. 30548, 706- ...
Janice "Shug" Bryant, 53, Gainesville
Janice "Shug" Bryant, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at her residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, ...
Robbin Denise Totherow, 51, Gainesville
Mrs. Robbin Denise Totherow, age 51, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012 surrounded by family, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Wedne ...
Russell Edwin Orr, 88, Gainesville
Russell Edwin Orr, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Northside Hospital following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Apri ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shereline Christian George, age 62, of Hoschton, Georgia, on Sunday, April 8, 2012. Mrs. George was born in Surgionsville, Tennessee ...
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.