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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 31st, 2014

Barrow

Mrs. Elizabeth Lee Smith Brand, a devoted, loving and caring mother, wife and grandmother age 77, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away July 31, 2014. A native of Atlanta, she was a dau ...
Lottie Healan, 85, Winder
Lottie Healan, age 85, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966 ...

Forsyth

Etta Mae Bennett, 74, Cumming
Etta Mae Bennett, age 74 of Cumming, passed away Thursday July 31, 2014. Survivors include her children, Rachel (Michael) Patrick of Dawsonville, Horace Gene Bennett of Dawsonvill ...
James Roy Best III, 60, Cumming
James Roy Best III, age 60 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 31st, 2014.Services will be held in Lakeland Fl. Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA ...
Larry Leonard Newberry, 65, Cumming
Larry Leonard Newberry, age 65 of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He had retired from State Farm Insurance Company. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Carro ...

Hall

Leroy Maness, 84, Lula
LeRoy Maness, age 84, of Lula, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his residence.Born in Hall County on September 28, 1929, he was a son of the late Ernest Maness and Bonnie Ga ...

Jackson

Doreen Louise Holliday, 47, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Doreen Louise Holliday, age 47, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Mrs. Holliday was born in New Hampshire, a ...

Lumpkin

Betty Lenora Lemley, 76, Dahlonega
Betty Lenora Lemley, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Betty was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and spe ...
Willie Frank McClure, 62, Dahlonega
Willie Frank McClure, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday July 31, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Willie lived most of his life in Lumpkin Count ...

Other

Geneva Shook Berrong, 84, Hayesville, NC
Geneva Shook Berrong, age 84 of Hayesville, NC, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Clay County Care Center in Hayesville, NC. Mrs. Berrong was born February 23, 1930 in Towns C ...
Jesse Murphy, 56, Tucker
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jesse Murphy, age 56 of Tucker, Georgia, who entered into rest Thursday, July 31, 2014. Mr. Murphy was born in Atlanta, Georgia the s ...

Rabun

Jackie Dar Justus, 74, Clayton
Jackie Dar Justus, 74, of Clayton, GA, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was born in Tiger, GA and was the son of Alfred Neal Justus and M ...
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.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.