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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 5th, 2013

Forsyth

Jack Bruce Rauch, 79, Cumming
Jack Bruce Rauch was born in Detroit, MI on September 26, 1933. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jacquline Irene, and wife, Billy Ruth Davis. Jack fought in the Korean ...

Hall

Ruth Ledbetter Simmons, 84, Clermont
Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday July 7, 2013 at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel for Ruth Ledbetter Simmons, age 84, of Clermont. Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Sunday ...
Douglas Franklin Brown, 70, Gainesville
Douglas Franklin Brown, 70, of Gainesville, died Friday, July 5, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday July 8, 2013 ...
Mary Louise Watson Babcock, 81, Gainesville
Mary Louise Watson Babcock, age 81, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Friday, July 5 at her home following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, July 1 ...

Jackson

Rodney Wayne Brown, 44, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Rodney Wayne Brown, 44, of Commerce, Ga., who passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Mr. Brown was born in Athens, Georgia a son of Mr ...

Other

Sallye S. Butler, 55, Atlanta
Sallye S. Butler, 55, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on July 5th, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 13th, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Byars Funeral Home Chapel. ...

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Tony Clifford Dubose, 70, Cleveland
Tony Clifford DuBose, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. DuBose was born April 3, 1943 in Alabama to the late Arthur and ...
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.