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Local Obits for Tue. May 8th, 2012

Banks

Izora Coley Myers, 91, Alto
Izora Coley Myers, age 91, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Mrs. Myers was born in Habersham County, Georgia on March 23, 1921; she was the daughter of the lat ...

Dawson

Garland Reagan, 69, Dawsonville
Garland Reagan, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday May 8, 2012 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Born March 6, 1943 in Gastonia, NC to the late Edward and ...
John Richard Anderson, 62, Dawsonville
John Richard Anderson, 62, of Dawsonville, Ga. died May 8, 2012. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Friday May 11 2012, in the Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel, with Pastor Melv ...

Forsyth

Carol F. Douglas, 81, Alpharetta
Carol F. Douglas, 81, of Alpharetta, GA, formally of Savannah, GA, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 8, 2012 after a short illness.She is survived by her loving sons, John of W ...
Marie C. Dodd, 72, Cumming
Marie C. Dodd, age 72 and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. She was a member of Pine Crest Baptist Church. Marie spent most of her life as ...

Gwinnett

Silvia Rodriguez, 46, Suwanee
Silvia Rodriguez, 46, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Tuesday. May 8th, 2012. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Friday, May 11th, 2012 from the hours o ...

Jackson

Bernice M. Anderson, 81, Hoschton
Bernice M. Anderson, age 81 of Hoschton, passed away on Tuesday Morning, May 8, 2012 at Bell-Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
James Thomas Gaddis, 64, Nicholson
Mr. James Thomas Gaddis, age 64 of Nicholson passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. James loved to work on cars, listening to music and playing word games with the grandchildren. Jame ...
Laura Allison Bates, 87, Doraville
Mrs. Laura Allison Bates, age 87, of Doraville Ga., passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Doraville for the majority of her life and was a m ...
Nell M. Waller, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Nell M. Waller, 91, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Covington, Ga. following a period of declining heal ...
Mrs. Shirley Elizabeth Greene Peters, age 71, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Peters was born in Walton County, GA to the late, ...

Rabun

Jesse Roscoe Keener, 85, Tiger
Jesse Roscoe Keener, 85, was born July 8, 1926 at Tiger, GA to William Marcus Keener and Martha Hopkins Keener. He lived most of his life in Rabun County. He died at Heritage Healt ...
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.