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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 18th, 2014

Forsyth

Delwin Travis Hammons, 94, Cumming
Delwin Travis Hammons, 94, died peacefully on September 18, 2014. "Del" was born October 12, 1919 to Jack K. Hammons and Mattie Ann Hammons. He was predeceased by his s ...
William Turk, 64, Cumming
William Turk, born March 27, 1950, passed away September 18, 2014. William was a happily married man with a large boisterous family. He was a proud Navy veteran who worked as a cou ...

Gwinnett

Victor Laurente, 77, Lilburn
Victor Laurente, age 77, of Lilburn, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Ceverina Martinez; sons, Carlos Laurente and Julio Laurente; daug ...

Habersham

Julian Isaac Newton, Jr., 88, Demorest
Julian Isaac Newton, Jr, age 88, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Newton was born on September 19, 1925, in ...

Hall

Hershell Jewell Samples, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Hershell Jewell Samples, age 69, of Gainesville, passed away on September 18, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedu ...
Rita Warner Luther, 90, Gainesville
Rita M. Luther, age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014.A memorial service will be held 3:00 pm Monday, September 22, 2014 at Memorial Park North Ri ...
Thomas Allen Calvert, 63, Murrayville
Thomas Allen Calvert, 63, of Murrayville passed away suddenly on September 17, 2014. A native of Arlington, VA, he was born on June 2, 1951 at Arlington Hospital and was the son o ...

Lumpkin

Gerald 'Jerry' Sheridan, 77, Dahlonega
Gerald "Jerry" Sheridan, 77, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday September 18, 2014 at his residence.Born July 7, 1937 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he had lived in Lumpkin ...
Janie Gerrells Jarrard-Bailey, age 97, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014.Janie was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and a member of Siloam Baptist Ch ...
William (Bill) Anthony Volpe, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at his residence following a period of declining health.He was born in Benton Harbo ...
Zane Grey Whelchel, 86, Dawsonville
Zane Grey Whelchel, age 86, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014.Zane was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and attended Etowah Baptist Church in Lumpkin ...

Other

Willis (Bill) Franklin Cook, 87, Stone Mountain
Willis "Bill" Franklin Cook, age 87 of Stone Mountain, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Emory Hospital. Mr. Cook was born January 7, 1927 in Atlanta to the lat ...

Stephens

Lloyd Kenneth Carlan, 86, Toccoa
Mr. Lloyd Kenneth Carlan, age 86, of Seminole Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday September 18, 2014 at his residence. The son of the late Hubert and Elizabeth Coker Carlan, he ...

White

Frank W. Parks, 85, Cleveland
Frank W. Parks, 85, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday September 17, 2014 at his residence following a period of declining health.Born June 14, 1929 in Hall County to the late A. P ...
Gene Tomanek, 73, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Gene Tomanek, age 73 of Cleveland. Mr. Tomanek passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014.Gene was born on November 8, ...
Robert E. Lee Roper, 97, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Robert E. Lee Roper, age 97 of Cleveland. Mr. Roper passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014. Funeral services are sc ...
Rosie Lee Gooch, 90, Cleveland
Rosie Lee Gooch, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Gateway Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Gooch was born November 13, 1923 in Banks County to ...
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.