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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 19th, 2014

Banks

John William Bryant, 95, Gillsville
Mr. John William Bryant, age 95, formerly of Chamblee, GA, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at his residence in Gillsville, GA. A Memorial Service is s ...
Owen Stanley Martin, age 70, of Alto, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Mr. Martin was born February 17, 1944, in Hall County to the late Vernon and Bernice Martin. He ...

Barrow

Harold W. Cheek, 64, Auburn
Harold W. Cheek, age 64, of Auburn, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Montine Patrick Smith; grandparents, Allen and Alene Pa ...

Forsyth

Anita Sweet, 53, Cumming
Anita Sweet, age 53, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at her residence in Cumming. Anita was a loving wife and mother who loved "Gone With the Wind" and the &quo ...
Gheorghe Saijin, 29, Cumming
Gheorghe Saijin, age 29, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Gheorghe was born September 19, 1985 in Moldova and has lived in Cumming for the past two ye ...
Josefa Stockl, 96, Cumming
Josefa Stockl, age 96, was born March 10th, 1918. She passed away on November 19th, 2014.She was survived by her daughter, Maggie Swafford of Cumming GA; son, Walter and Becky Sto ...
Vee Jay Cox, 69, Cumming
Vee Jay Cox, 69, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Vee Jay owned and operated Cox and Son Auto Service in Fayetteville, N.C. for over 20 years. Before that, he ...

Gwinnett

Melvin O. Lewallen, 83, Buford
Mr. Melvin O. Lewallen, age 83, of Buford, formerly of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Private Family G ...

Hall

Paul Walter Daniels,, 92, Gainesville
Paul Walter Daniels, 92, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Paul was a wonderful, loving father. He has a twin sister Pauline. He is preceded in death by hi ...

Other

Mary Ellen Kurtz, 86, Athens
Mary Ellen Kurtz, age 86, of Athens passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.o ...
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.