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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 20th, 2013

Forsyth

Gerald Francis Keane, 89, Cumming
Gerald Francis Keane, or Gerry as everyone knew him, was a first generation son of Irish parents who came over to the United States in the early 20th Century. Born on December 18, ...
Ivan Lee Martin, 82, Cumming
Ivan Lee Martin, age 82 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He was a license Baptist Minister for 52 years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He ...

Gwinnett

Lloyd A. Peterson, 87, Suwanee
Mr. Lloyd A. Peterson, age 87, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He is survived by his wife of fifty two years, Fran Peterson, Suwanee, GA; children, Sus ...

Hall

Addie Shea, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Addie Shea, age 89, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Shea was born March 7, 1 ...
James Winfred 'Wint' Smith, 82, Flowery Branch
Mr. James Winfred "Wint" Smith, age 82, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m ...
Mildred Helen Thompson, 90, South Carolina, formerly Gainesville
Mildred Helen Thompson, age 90 of South Carolina, formerly Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Manna Health & Rehab Center in Pickens, South Ca ...

Jackson

Keith Alan Kles, 52, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Keith Alan Kles, 52, of Jefferson Ga., who passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center.Mr. Kles was ...
Martha Geraldine Mathis, 90, Commerce
Mrs. Martha Geraldine Mathis, age 90, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Mathis was born in Commerce to the late Marion Fletcher and Eunice ...

Lumpkin

Philip 'Brandon' Hobbs, 39, Dahlonega
Philip "Brandon" Hobbs, a 10-year resident of Dahlonega, went to Heaven to be with his mother Patricia Karen Hobbs on November 20, 2013. Brandon, 39, was born in Patuxent ...

Other

Lucky Joe Dills, 67, Lakemont, Ga.
Lucky Joe Dills, 67, of Lakemont, GA passed away at his residence Wednesday, November 20, 2013.He was born in Macon County, North Carolina, and was the son of Hazel Dills who prece ...
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.