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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 31st, 2012


Mr. Gerald R. Carey, age 82, of Banks County, GA was born in Cortland, NY on April 11, 1930. He was a builder and contractor in New York as well as Sebastian, FL. Living there fo ...


James Dyer, 71, Dawsonville
, age 71 of Dawsonville, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Dyer; brother, Grady Dyer. Survivors include his wife, Stella Dyer of Daws ...


Randall Dale Smith "Randy", 52, Clarkesville
Randall Dale Smith "Randy", age 52 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Born in Stephens County, Georgia on September 10, 1959, he was a son of the late B ...


Andrea Camille Johnson, 47, Gainesville
Andrea Camille Johnson, 47, of Gainesville, GA died on July 31, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Portsmouth, VA she was the daughter of Bobbye Wright of Cumming ...
James A. Welborn, 88, Gillsville
Mr. James A. Welborn, age 88, of Gillsville, GA died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Northridge Health and Rehabilitation. Mr. Welborn was born in Banks County, GA to the late William H ...
Joe Ann Petersen, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Joe Ann Petersen, 75, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at a nursing home in Gainesville, Ga., of complications due to Alzheimer's. Born in Maysville, Ky., on Oct. 19 ...
Milton Mays, 85, Gainesville
Rev. Milton Mays was born October 24, 1926 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Mays. He departed this life Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an exte ...


Lucinda L. Patrick Rogowski, age 29, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturd ...


Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bellew Burns, age 87 of Dahlonega, GA, died Tuesday July 31, 2012.Mrs. Burns was born March 15, 1925 in Meriwether County, GA. She had lived in Lu ...


Charlotte Lyle Crumley, 87, Charleston formerly of Athens
Charlotte Lyle Crumley passed away on July 31, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. A native of Jackson County, Georgia, and Mrs. Crumley lived for 62 years in Athens, Georgia. She ...


Michael Alan Carlson, 59, Toccoa
Mr. Michael Alan Carlson, also known as the "Jesus Loves You" man, age 59 of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at his home.Born May 21, 1953 in Fort Dodge, IA, h ...


Mary Leone Palmer, 97, Cleveland
Mary Leone Palmer, age 97 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Palmer was born October 17, 1914 in Cleveland, GA to ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
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.