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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 27th, 2013

Gwinnett

Ruthie Lee Shelby, 79, Buford
Ruthie Lee Shelby, age 79 of Buford, Georgia, died suddenly Saturday, April 27, 2013. Mrs. Shelby has been transported to Mercer Funeral Home, Jackson, TN for services. Interment ...

Habersham

Elma Dodd Brown, 90, Cornelia
Elma Dodd Brown, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born January 20, 1923, in Banks County, she was a daughter of the lat ...

Hall

Frank Grizzle, Jr.John Franklin (Frank) Grizzle, Jr., 85, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Grizzle Sr. and Ruby Gr ...
Vallieree S. Casper Bryant, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Vallieree S. Casper Bryant age 85 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday April 27, 2013 at Oaks at Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

Lynda L. Brookshire, 69, Hoschton
Mrs. Lynda L. Brookshire, age 69, of Hoschton, GA and the Duncan Creek Community passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013. She is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, Bob Br ...
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.