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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 25th, 2013

Banks

Neal Waters, 91, Homer
Neal Waters, age 91, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013, after several years of declining health.Mr. Waters was born on November 25, 1921, in Orlando, Florida ...

Barrow

Geneva Brooks Williams, 85, Hoschton
Ms. Geneva Brooks Williams, age 85, of Hoschton, GA passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester L. Williams, her ...

Dawson

Jack "Red" Young, 60, Dawsonville
Jack "Red" Young, 60, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday May 25, 2013. Born August 21, 1952 to the late Raleigh and Eula Young, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson Coun ...

Forsyth

Lottie Mae Wilson Tate, 97, Cumming
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lottie Mae Wilson Tate, 97, of Cumming, formerly of Pendergrass, Ga. who passed away Saturday May 25, 2013. Mrs. Tate was born in Jac ...

Gwinnett

Alberta West Williams, 53, Buford
Mrs. Alberta West Williams, age 53, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013. She is survived by her husband of twenty-one years, Bryan Williams, Buford, GA; children, J ...
Harriet C. LeMay Malley Sampeck, age 97, passed away in Sugar Hill, Georgia on May 25, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen L. Carroll and son-in-law, Thomas F. Carroll ...

Habersham

Eva Holcomb Muzzillo Todd, 92, of Beaumont, Texas formerly of Cleveland died Monday, April 22, 2013, at Calder Woods, Beaumont. She was born on June 6, 1920, in Sylvania, Georgia, ...
Gertrude Rogers Smith, 86, Demorest
Gertrude Rogers Smith, age 86, of Demorest, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Habersham Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born January 13, 1927, on Plum Or ...
Robert "Bob" Garbaccio, 83, Mt Airy
Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Garbaccio, age 83, of Mt. Airy, will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 27, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Wesley P ...

Hall

Betty Elizabeth McNeil, 76, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Elizabeth McNeil age 76 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday May 25, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral se ...
Jack Lee Howard, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Jack Lee Howard, 81 of Gainesville died Saturday May 25, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in ...
Mrs. Peggy Watlington Braselton, 85 of Braselton died Saturday May 25, 2013 at her residence. Born in Gretna, Virginia, Mrs. Braselton had lived in Braselton for most of her life ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Franklin "Buster" Kittle, 74, Of Athens, Georgia who passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013.Mr. Kittle was born in Jackson ...

Union

Joan Wilkins Beall, 62, Suches
Mrs. Joan Wilkins Beall, age 62, of Suches, GA, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013.Joan was a lifelong resident of Suches, GA, and had spent several years in Douglasville. She had ...
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.