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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 16th, 2014

Banks

Mrs. Wilma Lynette Blackwell, age 94 of Homer died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Blackwell was born in Maysville to the late, Clyde Preston and Ada Lee Mullin ...

Barrow

Robert 'Bobby' Day, 74, Auburn
Mr. Robert "Bobby" Day, age 74, of Auburn, Georgia died December 16, 2014. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he was the son of the late Roy N. and Rebecca Dukehart Day. M ...

Forsyth

Ruby Ethel Martin, 97, Cumming
Ruby Ethel Martin, 97, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Ruby was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church in Cumming. She is preceded in death by her husband, Re ...

Gwinnett

Mike Latimer, 57, Buford
Mike Latimer, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. He is survived by his girlfriend, Adria Savage, Buford, GA; children, Alana Latimer, Gainesville, GA ...

Hall

Doris Jeanne Darnell Kerley, age 88, of Alto, passed away on December 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on December 12, 1926, in Hall County, Georgia, she was the d ...
Kataleene Nix, 91, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a..m. Friday at Northlake Baptist Church for Kataleene Nix of Gainesville. Rev. Danny Jones, Rev. Bill King and Rev. Tony Smith will officiate ...
Matthew Scott Thompson, 21, Gainesville
Matthew Scott Thompson, age 21 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Northridge Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Minnie (Penny) Pethel Hix, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Minnie (Penny) Pethel Hix, age 87, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, December 18, 201 ...

Lumpkin

Dave William Belflower, 90, Dahlonega
Mr. Dave William Belflower, age 90, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday December 16, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.Dave was born in Dustin, Oklahoma January 1, ...
Mrs. Nellie Lois Holloway Eaton, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away, Tuesday, December 16, 2014.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Damascus Baptist Ch ...
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.