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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 20th, 2014

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Douglas Dewey Harris, 79, Winder
Douglas Dewey Harris, age 79, of Winder, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. He is survived by his daughter, Sonya Turner, Bethlehem, GA; two grandchildren, Abigail Tur ...

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James R. 'J. R.' Wright, 84, Dawsonville
James R. "J. R." Wright, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday February 20, 2014.Born July 3, 1929 in Atlanta, GA to the late William E. and Ruby Wright, he had lived i ...

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Hart B. Noll, 78, Sugar Hill
Hart B. Noll, age 78, of Sugar Hill, GA died on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, GA. He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Ellwood Noll. He is sur ...

Habersham

Thelma Fry Nix, 90, Cornelia
THELMA FRY NIX, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Habersham Home East. Born in the Macedonia Community of Habersham County, Georgia on August 5, 1923, ...

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Elizabeth Nyoka Maness, 71, Gainesville
Elizabeth Nyoka Maness, 71, of Gainesville passed away Thursday February 20, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday ...
Jarvis Dirk Summerour, 55, Gainesville
Jarvis Dirk Summerour, age 55, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away February, 20, 2014. Funeral Services are Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul UMC, Summit St. SE. Professional services e ...
Max O'Neil Watson, Sr, 85, Gainesville
Max O'Neil Watson, Sr. of Gainesville, Georgia, age 85, died peacefully in his sleep February 20, 2014 after a brief illness. Born May 26, 1928 in Sharpsburg, Georgia to Frank ...

Jackson

Dorothy Mae Sampson, 75, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Dorothy Mae Sampson, age 75, of Maysville who passed away on Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at the Oaks of Limestone in Gainesvil ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Hartwell Blackstock, age 79, of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest, Thursday, February 20, 2014. Mr. Blackstock was born ...
Zadie Adams, 80, Commerce
Zadie AdamsFebruary 23rd, 1933 - February 20th, 2014God opened up the gates of heaven for our dear mother, grandmother, and friend on February 20th, 2014. Zadie entered into life o ...

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Evelyne Kaufman Jones, 88, Dahlonega
Evelyne Kaufman Jones, 88, a long-time resident of Atlanta passed away in Dahlonega, GA on Thursday, February 20. Evelyne was born in Tallahassee, FL to Herbert and Emily Kaufman. ...

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Betty Louise Savage, 82, Cleveland
Mrs. Betty Louise Savage, age 82 of Cleveland, GA passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014. Mrs. Savage was born in White County, to Albert T. and Ethel Vandiver Jarrard on January ...
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.