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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 13th, 2014


Erwin Topper, 72, Dawsonville
Erwin Topper, 72, of Dawsonville, GA passed away at home on September 13, 2014 surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends. He was born in Strasburg, Germany on November 4, ...


Varnell Densmore Payne, 86, Cumming
Varnell (Nell) Densmore Payne, 86, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014. She was a member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J ...


Billy Ray Phillips, 83, Lawrenceville
Billy Ray Phillips, age 83, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Clara Phillips; brothers, Gerald Ph ...


Harry Lee Johnson, 82, Gainesville
Harry Lee Johnson, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Dorothy Allene Lingerfelt, 78, Dahlonega
Dorothy "Dot" Allene Lingerfelt, age 78 of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014.Dot was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of New Hope B ...
Eugene H. (Gene) Taylor, 95, Gainesville
Eugene H. (Gene) Taylor, 95, of Gainesville passed away on September 13, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, S ...
Joel D, Jenkins, 55, Gainesville
Joel David Jenkins was born on April 7, 1959 to the late Beulah and Rev. Jesse David Jenkins. David was employed by Home Depot, Buford GA and he also worked for the Sears and Robu ...
Lucy Mae Young, 66, Gainesville
Ms. Lucy Mae Young departed this life on Saturday, September 14, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Louise Strickland. She wa ...
Thelma Brewer Jones, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Thelma Brewer Jones, age 93, of Gainesville passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 13, 2014.Mrs. Jones was born November 3, 1920 in Lula to the late Roscoe Clifton & ...


Dewey Oliver, 66, Dahlonega
Dewey "D.W." Oliver, age 66, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, September 12, 2014.Dewey was born and raised in Hiram, GA to the late James and Mozell Copeland Oliver. ...


Florine Craig Hulsey, 83, Athens
Mrs. Florine Craig Hulsey, age 83, of Athens, GA died Saturday, September 13, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospice House surrounded by her children. Mrs. Hulsey was born in Baldwin, Ba ...


There will be a memorial service for April Renee Holliday Gilmer, age 43, of Morrow, Georgia, on November 1, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Loudsville United Methodist Church. April passed ...
Hilda Dolores Cameron, 78, Cleveland
Hilda Dolores Cameron, 78, of Cleveland passed away on September 12, 2014 at her residence. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Cameron was born ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
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.