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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 22nd, 2014

Gwinnett

Donald 'Grumps' Cross, 82, Sugar Hill
Donald "Grumps" Cross, 82, of Sugar Hill, passed away Sat July 12, 2014 at his home. He attended Epic Faith in Duluth GA. He believed God had kept him here for a purpose, ...
Michael 'Mike' Smith, 57, Sugar Hill
Michael "Mike" Smith, age 57, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014. He is survived by his wife Kimberly Smith; children James Kenneth Smith, Sandy Sp ...
Michael Scordino, 69, Sugar Hill
Michael Scordino, age 69, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Salvatore Scordino and Rose Scordino; and brother Anthony ...
Richard 'Dick' Bailey, 87, Buford
Richard "Dick" Bailey, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Esther Weaver Bailey, Buford, GA; son ...

Habersham

Hayward Bryson, 84, Clarkesville
Hayward Bryson, age 84, of Amy's Creek Community, Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Mr. Bryson was born on December 15, 1929, in Macon County, Nort ...

Hall

Virginia 'Ginny' Tucker, 70, Gainesville
Virginia "Ginny" Tucker, age 70, of Gainesville, GA died of cancer on Monday, July 21, 2014. Virginia was born October 31, 1943 in Atlanta, GA and always lived in the su ...

Other

Yee Lee, 99, Monroe
Yee Lee, age 99, of Monroe passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53 Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.
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.