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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 19th, 2014

Banks

John D. Ward, 87, Alto
John D. Ward, age 87, of Alto, Georgia, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014.Mr. Ward was born on July 21, 1926 in Hall County, Georgia, to the late Fred and Winnie Jackson Ward. H ...
Ruth Josephine Matheson Cook, age 94, of Alto, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at her residence.Born in Habersham County on November 26, 1919, she was a daughter of the late F ...

Habersham

Mildred Free Gunn, 92, Demorest
Mildred Free Gunn, age 92 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at her residence. Born in Rabun County on March 20, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Carol Free and ...

Hall

Eugene Green, 83, Flowery Branch
Mr. Eugene Green, 83, of Flowery Branch, GA. passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at his residence. Born in Buford, Georgia, Mr. Green had lived in Hall County for most of his li ...
Harvey 'Mack' Abbott, 91, Gainesville
Harvey "Mack" Abbott, age 91, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Summer's Landing.Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 pm Su ...
Martha L. Cain, 89, Chestnut
Martha L. Cain age 89 of Chestnut Mountain passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at The Oaks at Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Martin E. Pittman, 40, Gainesville
Mr. Martin E. Pittman, age 40, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Edmund Hartley Jr., age 71, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Mr. Hartley was born in Jacksonville, F ...

Other

Mr. Mark "Marty" Ernest Jordan, age 53 of 446 Parkwood Way, Jonesboro, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at his residence.A son of Harold Thomas Jordan and Bess ...
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.