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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 15th, 2015

Banks

Guy Joseph Payne, 99, Homer
Guy Joseph Payne, age 99, of Homer, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015.Mr. Payne was born on November 24, 1915 in Hart County, GA., to the late John and Byrd Hope Pa ...
Ms.Virginia Dell Denton , age 62, of Homer, GA died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her residence. Ms. Denton was born in Commerce to the late Pledger and Lena Trotter Shubert. She ...

Habersham

Ruth Marchbanks, 89, Clarkesville
Ruth Marchbanks, age 89, of Clarkesville, Georgia formerly of Lula, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 following an extended illness.Mrs. Marchbanks was born on Sept ...
Vernon Edward (Buddy) Martin, 82, Atlanta, formerly of Habersham County
Vernon Edward "Buddy" Martin, age 82, of Atlanta, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015.Born on November 16, 1932, in Rabun County, he was a son of the late Marvin and W ...

Hall

Freddie Nell Jackson, 85, Gillsville
Ms. Freddie Nell Jackson, age 85 of Gillsville, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Garnett Strickland, 76, Gainesville
Mr. Garnett Strickland, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Friendship Nursing Home in Cleveland, Georgia following an extended illnes ...
Mrs. Harriette Jeanne Carpenter Smith, 91 of Gainesville died Thursday January 15, 2015.Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.Little & Davenport Funeral H ...
Henry Edward "Ed" Dove age 84 of Lula passed away on Jan. 14, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Dove was born February 5, 1930 in Lula to the late ...
L. D. Southers, 87, Gainesville
L. D. Southers of Gainesville passed away peacefully at his home on January 15, 2015. Mr. Southers was born June 18, 1927 to the late Jasper Gilliam and Stella Ruth Watkins Souther ...
Lisa Leann McNeill, 48, Chicopee
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday January 18, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Lisa Leann McNeill age 48 of Chicopee. The Rev. Bill McKinney will offic ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Paul Thomas Wiltsie, age 56, of Lula who went to join his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday January 14th, 2015. He was t ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Maria Herlinda "Linda" Westbrook, age 57, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015. Mrs. Westbrook was b ...
Norman Edward Dowdy, 64, Hoschton
NNorman Edward Dowdy 64 of Hoschton, Ga. passed away Thursday Jan. 15, 2105. He was the son of the late Bernice and Hazel Parham Dowdy. He is survived by his sons , Jonathan ( La ...

Lumpkin

Billy Ray Crane, 80, Dahlonega
Billy Ray Crane, 80, of Dahlonega passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be held on Sunda ...

Other

Conley Hefner, 92, Raleigh, NC formerly of Cleveland, Ga
Conley Hefner, age 92 of Raleigh, NC formerly of Cleveland, GA, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Mr. Hefner was born April 11, 1922 in Cleveland, GA to the late G. Vas Hefne ...
Dwight Buddy Ayers, 69, Danielsville
Mr. Dwight Buddy Ayers, age 69, of Danielsville, GA died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Ayers was born in Dry Pond to the late Joe and Grace Cofield Ayers. He w ...

White

Bobby Cooper, 85, Cleveland
Bobby Cooper of Cleveland passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Born March 17, 1929 in Gainesville, GA, he was the son of H. Guy Cooper, former police chief of Gainesville, and ...
Geneal Thomas Freeman, 78, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Geneal Thomas Freeman, age 78 of Cleveland. Mr Freeman passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Funeral services are s ...
Thomas Freeman, 78, Cleveland
Thomas Freeman, age 78 of Cleveland. Mr. Freeman passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm,. Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Concord Baptist Chu ...
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.