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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 12th, 2014

Forsyth

Scott Everett Kirby, 48, Cumming
Scott Everett Kirby, age 48, of Cumming, went to be with his Lord on June 11, 2014. Scott was a devoted member and deacon of Pine Crest Baptist Church (Romans 8: 38, 39). He was ...

Gwinnett

Arlene Howard, 59, Suwanee
Arlene Howard, age 59, of Suwanee, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014 at Lawson Funeral Home. The family will rece ...

Habersham

Brenda Joyce Cook King, 62, Baldwin
Brenda Joyce Cook King, age 62, of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center.Born in Clarkesville, on October 4, 1951, she was a daughter of the lat ...
Elizabeth Kratzer Tipton, 83, Mt. Airy
Elizabeth Kratzer Tipton, age 83, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014.Mrs. Tipton was born on April 8, 1931 in Bamberg, Germany to the late Hans and Gretch ...

Hall

George "Top-Notch" Germain of Winder, Georgia, passed away suddenly at home on June 3rd 2014. He is survived by his wife, Luella M. Germain; three children, Larry, Rick, ...
Rev. Virgil Glen Megill, 90, Gainesville
​Dr. Virgil Glen Megill, Jr. died Thursday, June 12 in Gainesville, GA the home of his daughter Caroline Newbern. He was 90 years of age.Virgil was born in 1924 in Lyons ...

Other

Alma Brown Beckler, 88, Milton
Alma Brown Beckler, age 88 of Milton, Georgia passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Angels Garden Senior Community in Dacula, Georgia following a period of declining health. M ...

Stephens

Mrs. Martha Lou Nimmons Davis, age 94, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday June 12, 2014 at her son's home. She was born in Franklin County, GA on June 19, 1920, the daughte ...
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.