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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 19th, 2014

Forsyth

JoAnn Payne, 63, Cumming
JoAnn Payne, age 63 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Franklin D. Payne; her parents, Douglas and Doris Renfroe; and her si ...
Samuel Vincent Mumpower, Inf, Cumming
Samuel Vincent Mumpower, 2 months of Blue Ridge, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Shane and Berea Heatley, Sherry Lovelace and Jef ...

Gwinnett

Michael D. Brown, 53, Buford
Michael D. Brown, age 53, of Buford, GA and the Ivy Creek Community passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gladston G. and ...

Hall

Gerard P. Gornes Jr., age 25, of Gainesville, GA passed away unexpectedly Tuesday August 19, 2014. He was born December 31, 1988 in Dayton, OH. He is survived by his parents, Gerar ...
Grace Beckhart, 72, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Saturday August 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home for Grace J. Beckhart, 72, of Gainesville. Rev. Barry Payne will offi ...
Tony Russell (Ragman) Ballard Sr., passed away on August 19, 2014 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing & Rehab following an extended illness. Graveside Services will be hel ...

Jackson

Annie Ruth Stephens, 87, Commerce
Mrs. Annie Ruth Stephens, age 87 of Commerce died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Stephens was born in Maysville to the late, Hubert and Zelma Jacks Re ...
Barbara Barnett Benson, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Barbara Barnett Benson who entered into rest August 19, 2014.Mrs. Benson was 71 years old at the time of her passing. Mrs. Benson die ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Jean Garrison Caudell, 76, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.Mrs. Caudell was born in Carnesvil ...

Lumpkin

Bobby Edmondson, 50, Dahlonega
Bobby Edmondson, age 50, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, August 18, 2014.Bobby was born and raised in Hall County, and spent most of his adult life in Lumpkin County. He retir ...

Other

Betty Spinks Borders, Stone Mountain
Mrs. Betty Spinks Borders of Stone Mountain, GA, entered into God's presence on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. She was a graduate of Murphy High School in Atlanta, GA. She retire ...
Charles Allen O'Kelley, 51, Madison
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Allen O'Kelley, age 51, of Madison, who passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Mr. O'Kelley was born in Atlanta, ...

White

Donna Bosma, 63, Cleveland
Donna Marie Bosma, daughter of Jacob (Jack) and Mary Lou Bosma, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Rober ...
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.