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Local Obits for Fri. May 25th, 2012

Forsyth

George Robert Manna, 81, Cumming
George Robert Manna, age 81, of Cumming passed away Friday, May 25, 2012. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion, Knigh ...
Joan Carol Berry McConnel July 7, 1944-May 25, 2012. Joan, age 66, passed away unexpectedly Friday May 25 at Northside-Forsyth Hospital. She will be remembered as a loving sister, ...

Habersham

Helen Ledford Ash, 31, Cornelia
HELEN LEDFORD ASH, age 31, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012. Born in Hall County, Georgia on August 07, 1980, Ms. Ash was a pharmacy technician for many yea ...
Wayne Doyle Thomas, 53, Mt. Airy
Wayne Doyle Thomas, age 53, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2012. No formal services are planned for Mr. Thomas at this time. Those wishing to express online ...

Hall

Fannie Lou Pressley, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Fannie Lou Pressley age 93 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday May 25, 2012. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday May 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Memorial ...
Fannie Lou Pressley, 93, Gainesville
Fannie Lou Pressley age 93 of Gainesville passed away May 25, 2012 in Sumter, S.C. following an extended illness.Mrs. Pressley was born and raised in Hall County by her parents the ...
Jeanette Whitmire, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Jeanette "Net" Whitmire, 71 of Gainesville died Friday May 25, 2012 at her residence following a battle with cancer. Born and rasied in Hall County, Mrs. Whitmire wa ...
John C. Lewellen, 61, Gainesville
Dr. John C. Lewellen, age 61, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012 at his residence surrounded by family and friends.A memorial service is scheduled for 5:00 p ...
Robert Lee Armantrout, 64, Gainesville
Robert Lee Armantrout, 64, of Gainesville passed away Friday May 25 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mr. Armantrout was born August 27, ...

Jackson

Larry Williams Turner, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry William Turner, 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012.Mr. Turner was born in Leesburg, Virginia a son of the ...

Stephens

Stephen Paul Reibsome, 54, Toccoa
Mr. Stephen Paul Reibsome, age 54, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012, at Emory University Hospital.Born September 12, 1957 in Muncy, PA, he was a son of Mary Jane Middles ...
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.