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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 7th, 2013


Roy Venable Merck, 74, Homer
Mr. Roy Venable Merck, age 74, of Homer, GA died Sunday, April 07, 2013 at Habersham County Medical Center. Mr. Merck was born in Commerce to the late Albert and Allene Morris Mer ...


Jayne Holbrook, 53, Winder
Jayne Holbrook, age 53, of Winder passed away, Sunday, April 7, 2013. Jayne loved her family, flowers, lady bugs and bubbles. She also had a passion for making jewelry. She is sur ...


Emily S. Morgan, 84, Dawsonville
Emily S. Morgan, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday April 7, 2013 at Halcyon Hospice following a short illness.Born February 22, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Emory and G ...


Lillian Lewallen Yarber, 96, Cornelia
Lillian Lewallen Yarber, age 96, of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 7, 2013, from Habersham Home East. Mrs. Yarber was born in Baldwin, Georgia, o ...
Waymon Chester Elrod, 89, Cornelia
Waymon Chester Elrod, age 89 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, April 07, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born September 13, 1923 in Habersham County, he was the son of the ...


Andrew Jones, 65, Gainesville
Andrew Jones, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.The family will receive friends on Thurs ...
Bertha Mae Emmett, 92, Gainesville
Bertha Mae Emmett joined her husband of 59 years Clarence H. Emmett in eternal rest on April 7, 2013. Bertha passed away peacefully in her sleep of natural causes. A native of ...
Betty Jean Peck, 69, Gainesville
Betty Jean Peck, 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in the chapel of Little and ...
Dennis LaMarr Madsen, 62, Oakwood
Dennis LaMarr Madsen, age 62 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are schedu ...


David Dorsey Hix, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Dorsey Hix age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013.Mr. Hix was born in Madison County, Ga., son of the la ...
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.