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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 3rd, 2013


Elaine C. Rinker, 91, Dawsonville
Elaine C. Rinker, 91 of Dawsonville, GA. (formally of Vero Beach, Fla.) passed away peacefully in her home October 3, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rose ...


Benjamin "Ben" Luther Van Buren, 35 of Cumming, GA died on October 2, 2013. Born in Marietta, GA he was the son of Elizabeth Pittman Moss of Marietta, GA and Reed and Li ...
Betty Jane Finnemore, 77, Cumming
Betty Jane Finnemore, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013. Betty was a member of First Christian Church in Cumming. She worked at Forsyth Industries and late ...
Mary Clara Miller, 88, Cumming
Mary Clara Miller, 88, of Cumming, GA passed away on October 3, 2013. Born in Brookhaven, GA she was preceded in death by her husband, James Lewis Miller. She is survived by her so ...


Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Bill Sands, age 79, of Clarkesville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Cla ...
Darlene Roberts Hill, 79, Demorest
Darlene Roberts Hill, age 79 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, October 03, 2013. Born in Habersham County on September 20, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Flossie M ...
Nora Jean Patrick, 68, Cornelia
Nora Jean Patrick, age 68, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Those wishing to express online condolences to the Patrick family may do so by visiting o ...


Earldeen Gaddis, 81, Flowery Branch
Earldeen Gaddis age 81 of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday October 3, 2013. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Earldeen J. (Debbie) Gaddis, 81, Flowery Branch
Earldeen J. (Debbie) Gaddis age 81 of Flowery Branch crossed over to be with her love ones on October 3, 2013.Graveside Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday October 5, 201 ...
Shirley L. Draper Lewis, 88, Gainesville
Shirley L. Draper Lewis, age 88, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at her residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, Octo ...


Clyde Peck, 95, Gainesville
Rev. Clyde Peck, age 95, of Gainesville, GA died Thursday, October 3, 2013.Rev. Peck was a lifelong resident of Hall County. He was a former accountant for JD Jewell and Co., and ...


Diane Evans Huff, 60, Toccoa
Mrs. Diane Evans Huff, age 60 of Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 at her residence.A daughter of the late Eugene and Betty Evans, she was born November 13, 1952 in ...
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.