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Local Obits for Wed. May 15th, 2013

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Joan Henson Owenby, 79, Mt. Airy
Joan Henson Owenby, age 79, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at a local private care facility following an extended illness. Mrs. Owenby was born on ...

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Clarence "Don" Dale, 65, Gainesville
Clarence "Don" Dale, age 65, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013.Don was born and raised in Gadsden, AL before moving to Gainesville, GA in 2012. He ...
Johnny Wilbanks, 67, Lula
Johnny Wilbanks, age 67 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on December 06, 1945, he was a son of the late Ellene Loudermilk Perry ...

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Annie Beth Samples, 86, Cumming
Annie Beth Samples, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013. She was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church. Annie is preceded in death by her parents Vester and Leil ...
Jackson (J.W.) Lewis, 77, Cumming
Jackson (J.W.) Lewis, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Jackson is preceded in death by his daughter; Brenda Anderson; sister, Agnes Baxter; brother, Thomas ...

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Alec Michael Whyte, 52, Atlanta
Alec Michael Whyte, 52, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on May 15th, 2013. His family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service once all the final details have bee ...
Larry Cohran, 77, McDonough
Larry Cohran, 77, of McDonough, Georgia passed away Wednesday May 15, 2013 at Emory University Hospital following a short illness.Mr. Cohran was born December 27, 1935 in Atlanta t ...
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.