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Local Obits for Sat. May 3rd, 2014

Forsyth

James (Buck) Watson, 65, Cumming
James (Buck) Watson, age 65 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014. He was a member of Birmingham Baptist Church. Buck was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was precede ...
John Edward Tully, Jr, 62, Cumming
John Edward Tully, Jr., age 62 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 10th at 12:00 pm at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Sp ...

Gwinnett

John Ellis Pruett, 91, Buford
Mr. John Ellis Pruett, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rilla Nell Pruett; and sister, Eloise Pruett Dasal.He is su ...
Rose Anderson Goswick, 97, Vero beach FL formerly of Sugar Hill
Rose Anderson Goswick, age 97, of Vero Beach, FL and formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Goswick. She is su ...
Samuel "Sam" Sloan, 73, Dacula
Samuel "Sam" Sloan, age 73, of Dacula, GA and the Hog Mountain Community passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Dollie ...

Hall

Caroline Rachels Church died at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Saturday, May 3, 2014, following a brief illness. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Larry G. Church; daughter ...
Charlotte McLaren, 89, Gainesville
Charlotte McLaren, 89 of Gainesville died Saturday. Services will be announced later.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville.
Genevieve Caroline Lahey Crego, 74, Flowery Branch
Longtime Hall County resident, Genevieve Caroline Lahey Crego, age 74, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, after suffering for many months with the bone m ...
Michelle M. Norick, 47, Gainesville
Michelle M. Norick, age 47 of Gainesville, Ga. Died suddenly on May 3, 2014.Services to be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, Ga. 30 ...

Lumpkin

James George, 76, Dahlonega
James George "Jimmy" Burns 76, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Mr. Burns is a lifelong native of Dahlonega. Mr. Burns is preceded in death by his ...
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.