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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 27th, 2015


Bill Usbeck, 63, Buford
Mr. Bill Usbeck, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Bonnie Robertson Usbeck, Buford, GA; children, Amy ...
Chris Croft, 52, Cumming
Chris Croft, age 52 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Croft; daughter, Cortney Boles and her mother, Helen Cowart. ...
Ronny Reamer Floyd, 71, Cumming
Ronny Reamer Floyd, age 71, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015. A native of Lake City, SC, Mr. Floyd loved hunting, fishing, his animals and being outdoors. He is p ...
William "Shorty" Strayhorn, age 84 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Cumming. Shorty is preceded in death ...


Bruno G. Canario, 90, Suwanee
Bruno G. Canario, 90, of Suwanee, GA died on January 27, 2015 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Elvira and Antonio Canario.Bruno served ...
Johnny B. Fricks, Sr., 77, Buford
Johnny B. Fricks, Sr., age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Allene Cole Fricks; sister and brother-in- ...
LaNell M. Haggard, 74, Buford
LaNell M. Haggard, age 74 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mil ...


Willie Mae Ward McCommon, 90, Gillsville
WILLIE MAE WARD McCOMMON, age 90, of Gillsville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Northridge Nursing Facility.Mrs. McCommon was born on November 14, 1924 in Clermont ...


Inez Brock, 86, Gainesville
Inez Brock, 86, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 following an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Hall County she was born on January 21, 1929. Mrs. B ...
Sarah Evelyn Nix, 93, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday January 30, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Sarah Evelyn (Pidge) Nix age 93 of Gainesville. The Rev. Earl Pirkle and ...


Bonnie Cowart Loggins, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Bonnie Cowart Loggins, age 77 of Commerce died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Loggins was born in Commerce to the late, Hoyt and Mamie Wil ...


Mr. Clinton Eugene Simmons, age 59 of 676 Chapel Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at his residence.A son of the late Ben J. and Mary Elizabeth Whitfield ...


Vicki Lynn Davis, 62, Cleveland
Vicki Lynn Davis, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away pm Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Grady Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Davis was born on September 9, 1952, in Atlanta, GA, to the late Wi ...
Lillie Mae Green, co-founder of Green's Grocery, dies at 99
The woman who founded and ran Green's Grocery with her husband in 1950 died Thursday.
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.