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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 24th, 2013

Forsyth

Omer Umberger, 69, Cumming
Omer Umberger, age 69, of Cumming, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013. Omer was known to his loved ones and friends as "Big O". His passion was playing softball and dress ...

Hall

Felton Bonds, 60, Gainesville
Felton Bonds age 60 of Gainesville, GA passed away on June 24, 2013. Services will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 3pm at Rucker Memorial Baptist Church. Professional Services ...
Marylee Bonner Turner, 92, Chestnut Mountain
Marylee Bonner Turner, age 92 of Chestnut Mountain, Georgia passed into the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, Monday, June 24, 2013 following a period of declining health. She was ...
Violet Garrison Gunter, of Winder, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.or ...

Jackson

Randy Lee Brown, 57, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces graveside services for Randy Lee Brown, 57, of Commerce who passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the Athens Regional Medical Center. Born ...

Lumpkin

Cleta Mae Fortner, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Cleta Mae Fortner, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA, died Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mrs. Fortner was a native and lifelong resid ...
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.