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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 17th, 2015

Forsyth

Rebecca Elaine Thurmond, 89, of Cumming, GA., passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born in Parrott GA on ...

Gwinnett

Richard Gray Liddell, 61, Buford
Richard Gray Liddell, 61, of Buford, GA passed away on January 17, 2015 following a brief battle with melanoma. Born January 23, 1953, Rick grew up in Doraville, GA and graduate ...

Habersham

Marvin Jay Walden, Jr., 62, Clarkesville
Marvin "Jay" Walden Jr., age 62 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Walden was born September 24, 1952 in Cla ...

Hall

James Herbert Gravitt, 94, Gainesville
Mr. James Herbert Gravitt age 94 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday January 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services ...
Lounell Finch, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Lounell Finch age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday January 17, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday January ...
Lounelle Finch, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Lounelle Finch age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday January 17, 2015 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Memorial Par ...
Margaret Patton Caudelle, age 84 of Lula, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015, at her residence. Born in Hall County on March 8, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Patt ...
W.F. Sims, 83, Gillsville
Mr. W.F. "Dub" Sims age 83 of Gillsville, Georgia was called home on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at his residence surrounded by loved ones.Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Jackson

Addie W. Dills, 82, Hoschton
Mrs. Addie W. Dills, age 82, of Hoschton, GA died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Dill was born in Commerce to the late Bee Hawks and Dessie Evelyn Tu ...

Lumpkin

Joseph Donald Martin, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. Joseph Donald Martin, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Martin was born in Dahlonega to the late Edgar and Martha Sayne Martin. H ...

Other

Katherine Marie Hendrix, 90, Woodstock
Katherine Marie Hendrix, 90, of Woodstock, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Woodstock.Marie is preceded in death by her hu ...
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.