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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 10th, 2015

Gwinnett

Demie Hilley Rumsey, 83, Buford
Mrs. Demie Hilley Rumsey, age 83 of 2325 Morgans Run Court, Buford, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 10, 2015 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Inman and E ...

Habersham

Tommy Barnes, 68, Toccoa
Tommy Barnes, age 68, of Toccoa, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, following an extended illness.  Mr. Barnes was born on July 10, 1947, i ...
Ethelene Sears Stroud, 87, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ethelene Sears Stroud, age 87, of Clarkesville, will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 2:00 pm from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Burial will ...

Hall

Mildred Garrison, 82, Gillsville
  Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2015 in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mildred Garrison, age 82, of Gillsville. Rev. Bradley Elli ...
Eunice Gravitt Cantrell, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Eunice Gravitt Cantrell, 92, of Gainesville died Saturday October 10, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Crisp County, Mrs. Ca ...

Jackson

Mike Patterson, 54, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mike Patterson, age 54 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, October 8, 2015.  Mr. Patterson was born in Winder, ...

Rabun

Martha Welborn Taylor, 82, Mountain City
  Martha Welborn Taylor, 82, of Mountain City, passed away October 10th after a brief illness. Born January 7th 1933 to Bowden and Marie Coffee Welborn in the Germany Mo ...
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.