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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 19th, 2014


Christine Thornton, 55, Cumming
Christine Thornton, age 55, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Gregory Shannon Thornton of Cumming; sons, Christophe ...
Kathleen Grindle Hughes, age 86 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Norris Hughes; sisters, Irnee Hughes and Marie Mi ...


W. Vance Grant, Jr.,, 89, Atlanta, formerly of Cornelia
W. Vance Grant, Jr., age 89, of Atlanta formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 due to multiple myeloma. Mr. Grant was born on September 3, 1924, i ...


Irene Forrester, Gainesville
Irene Forrester died March 19th, 2014 at Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville, GA. She was the daughter of Thomas and Marcenia Adamson, of Banks County, GA. She was preceded in d ...
Rita Compton Lawson, 79, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Rita Compton Lawson, age 79, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Willowwood Nursing Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 ...
Sibyl Fay McKinney, 84, Flowery Branch
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 23, 2014 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Sibyl Fay McKinney age 84 of Flowery Branch. The Rev. Joseph Dover and ...
Wayne Haas, 57, Flowery Branch
Wayne Haas, 57, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on March 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Sheldon David Haas. He is survived by his wife of twelve years, Mary C ...


Dolores Reasonover Hosse, 83, Hoschton
Dolores Reasonover Hosse, 83, of Hoschton, GA, passed away on March 19, 2014, following a stroke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Edward Hosse, Jr. Dolores and E ...


Philip Hunt, 96, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Philip Hunt, age 96 of Cleveland. Philip was born in White County on April 27, 1917 to the late Hansel H. Hunt and Ma ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
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.