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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 29th, 2012


Roger Billy Martin, 71, Dawsonville
Roger Billy Martin, 71, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012. The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later date.Arrange ...


June McDonald, 71, Cumming
June McDonald, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 after a battle with dementia. June was born and raised in Cumming, GA, and work ...
Martha Lucile Hamby Karr, age 90 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012. She was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. She w ...


Andrew Jackson Brandon, Jr, age 44 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on July 18, ...
Gloria Strother Gaines, 74, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Gloria Strother Gaines, age 74, of Mt. Airy will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 31, 2012 from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Billy Burrell and Rev. ...
Jessa Hope Tomlin, 17, Demorest
Jessa Hope Tomlin, age 17, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Jessa was born on January 17, 1995, in Hall County, Georgia; daughter of Kristal Strickl ...


Hoyt "Jack" Cordis Daniel, age 66 of Oakwood, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at New Horizon's West Nursing Home following an extended illness ...
Don A. Little, 56, Gainesville
Mr. Don A. Little, 56 of Gainesville died Wednesday August 29, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness. Don fought a good fight, finished the race an ...
Heather Smith, 31, Oakwood
Mrs. Heather Smith, age 31, of Oakwood, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, Ga. 30548, www.LawsonFuneral Home.or ...
Prentiss McIntyre Hosford, 94, Gainesville
Prentiss McIntyre Hosford age 94, educational psychologist, died August 29, 2012. Born in Calhoun, Georgia in January, 1918, she spent much of her life in Atlanta and raised her fa ...
Stanley Hugo Stewart, 85, Flowery Branch
Mr. Stanley Hugo Stewart, age 85, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at his residence, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Se ...
WC Orr, 91, Lula
W.C. Orr, 91, of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 following a period of declining health. Born in Flowery Branch on January 28, 1921, he was the son of the late Ande ...


Marvin Neal Anderson, 57, Dahlonega
Mr. Marvin Neal Anderson, age 57, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a short illness.Neal was a ...


Avril Sanford, 64, Helen
Funeral services were held for Arvil Sanford age 64 of Helen. Aug. 31 in the Strickland Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Susan Collins officiated. Visitation was held Aug. 30 at the f ...
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.