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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 22nd, 2014

Banks

Sonda Rettig, 47, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Sonda Rettig, age 47 of Commerce who passed away on August 21st, 2014. She is the daughter of Keith Morgan and Beverly Staitz of ...

Dawson

Gene A. Mauldin, 86, Dawsonville
Gene A. Mauldin, age 86 of Dawsonville, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014. Mr. Mauldin is a US Navy Veteran who served on the USS Ranger in World War II. He was the Co-owner of M ...

Forsyth

Donald A. Herrick, 83, Cumming
Donald A. Herrick, 83, of Cumming, GA passed away, Friday, August 22, 2014 at his residence. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd ...
Gladys Akins Sosebee, 86, Cumming
Gladys Akins Sosebee, 86, of Cumming, passed away Friday, August 22nd, 2014. Survivors include her children, Ronald "Saralyn" Kellogg of Cumming, David "Vicki" ...

Hall

Lonnie Pruitt, 70, Clermont
Mr. Lonnie Pruitt, age 70, of Clermont, Ga. entered into his eternal life at home on Friday, August 22, 2014 following a brief illness. Born in Cleveland, Ga. on January 26, 1944. ...
Mary Hyres Knoll, 76, Clermont
Mary Hyres Knoll, 76, of Clermont, GA, peacefully passed away on August 22, 2014 following a long battle with Parkinson's disease.Mary Hyres Knoll was born on September 29, 19 ...

Jackson

Mark Fowler, 48, Arcade
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mark Fowler, 48 of Arcade, who passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014. Mr. Fowler was born in Warner Robins, Georgia a son of the late ...

Lumpkin

Edith Gillespie Crumley, 79, Dahlonega
Edith Gillespie Crumley, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, August 22, 2014.She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Louise Sutton Gillespie, and a lifelong resident ...
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.