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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 24th, 2014

Hall

Dennis A. Pitts, 58, Gainesville
Dennis A. Pitts, Hall County's first Republican commissioner, died peacefully on Saturday, May 24th, on the Pitts family farm in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Dennis was surroun ...
Dorothy Houghton Wilder, 82, Gainesville
Dorothy Houghton Wilder, 82, beloved wife, and mother, a 6 Year resident of Gainesville, GA, went to be with her Lord May 24, 2014, following a long battle with Alzheimers.She was ...
Franklin E. Thomas, 54, Flowery Branch
Franklin E. Thomas, 54, of Flowery Branch, GA. passed away on May 24, 2012 following an extended illness.Born September 17, 1959, Mr. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Hall Co ...
Mary Maudell Ash, 102, Murrayville
Mary Maudell Ash, age 102 of Murrayville, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Ash was born September 30, 1911 in Jackson County to the late Hugh and Easter An ...
Sandra Lee Brust, 51, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Sandra Lee Brust, 51, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014. Mrs. Brust was born in Riverside, New Jersey, a ...

Other

Sharon Mills, N/A, Cary, North Carolina formerly of Gainesville, Ga.
Sharon Elaine Mills, 64, Cary, NC, formerly of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Saturday May 24, 2014 after a brief illness.She was a devoted member of White Plains United Methodist ...

Stephens

Charles David Wilkie, 50, Toccoa
Charles David Wilkie, age 50 passed peacefully due to an extended illness on Saturday May 24, 2014 at Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa. He is the son of the late Mildred and James Wil ...
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.