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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 17th, 2012

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Bobby Gerald Fisher, 60, Auburn
Mr. Bobby Gerald Fisher, age 60, of Auburn, passed away, Sunday, June 17, 2012. Funeral services will be announced at a later date by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton ...

Dawson

Afton Day, 74, Dawsonville
Afton Day, age 74, daughter of Hans and Eunice Jensen, succumbed to cancer on June 17, 2012. She lived one day at a time, grateful that she wasn't a handcart pioneer, and tha ...

Forsyth

Virginia Craig Conte Winchester, born August 2, 1924 in Monroe County, Georgia, where she spent her childhood on a farm owned by her parents, Harvey Craig and Martha Lee Sutton Gr ...

Hall

Leonard Thomas "L.T." Woodruff, age 82 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Gra ...
Marilyn (Summers) Williamson, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Marilyn (Summers) Williamson, age 77, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 at her residence, following a courageous battle with pancreatic ca ...

Jackson

Estelle Chow, 90, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Estelle Chow, 91, of Pendergrass, Georgia, passed away Sunday June 17, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens, Georgia. A native ...
Howell Johnson Thomas, 92, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for Howell Johnson Thomas 92 of Commerce who died Sunday June 17, 2012. Survivors include a son Johnny (Amy) Thomas of Commerce, a da ...
Latrelle Cody Bennett, 79, Maysville
Mrs. Latrelle Cody Bennett, age 79 of Maysville died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Bennett was born in Jackson County to the late, Roy and Lula Peppers Cody. Mrs. ...
Mary Fleming Waters, 86, Jefferson
Mary Fleming Waters, 86, formerly of Lake City, FL, died Sunday, June 17th, 2012 at Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville, GA.Born in Olustee, FL, on April 28, 1926, she was the d ...
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.