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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 24th, 2014

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Lois Ricker Suttles, 90, Winder
Lois Ricker Suttles, age 90, of Winder passed away Friday, October 24, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Harmony Grove United Methodist Churc ...

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Barry Andrew Harness, 58, Dawsonville
Barry Andrew Harness, age 58, of Dawsonville, GA entered into rest after a valiant 14 year battle with cancer on October 24, 2014. A loving, husband, father, & grandfather, he ...

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Lou Ella Popham, 90, Cumming
Lou Ella Popham, age 90 of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014. Mrs. Popham was a member of Dave's Creek Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elb ...

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William Royce Brogdon, 85, Carnesville, formerly of Buford
William Royce Brogdon, age 85, of Carnesville, GA, formerly of Buford, GA, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Emory Midtown Hospital Hospice. He was preceded in death by h ...

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Doris H. Overton, 82, Demorest
Doris H. Overton, age 82, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2014 following a sudden illness.Mrs. Overton was born on January 12, 1932 to the late William C ...
Mr. Steve William Blackburn, 54, of 118 Heritage Garden Drive, Baldwin, passed away Friday, October, 24, 2014, at Scenic Overlook Road in Tallulah Falls. A son of the late George W ...

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Barbara Montgomery Thornhill, 79, Flowery Branch
Barbara Montgomery Thornhill, age 79, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014.She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-eight years, Rev. Harold G. Th ...
Calvin Wayne Williams, 67, Gainesville
Calvin Wayne Williams, 67, of Gainesville died October 24, 2014. Calvin grew up in Millen, GA where he attended Jenkins County High School. Most recently, Calvin lived in Athens an ...
Stella Louise Burnette, 65, Gainesville
Memorial services will be held Monday October 27, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home for Stella Louise Burnette, 65, of Gainesville. Rev. Ernie Bryson will of ...

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Freda Ann Gable, 57, Comer
Ms. Freda Ann Gable, age 57, of Comer, GA died Friday, October 24, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Ms. Gable was born in Royston and was a homemaker. She is survived by her br ...
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.