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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 18th, 2015


Ruth Violet Davis, 87, Homer
Ruth Violet Davis, age 87 of Homer, GA passed away Sunday Oct. 18, 2015.  Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Jim Ray and Maude Jump Ray and was the widow of Howell Dav ...
Mrs. Brenda Louise Roberts, age 68 of Homer died Sunday, October 18, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Roberts was born in Commerce to the late, Tommy and Syble Saxon Martin, Sr. & ...


Samuel Jordan Palaio, 26, Cumming
Samuel Jordan Palaio, 26, of Cumming, GA died on October 18, 2015.  He was the son of the late Shawn Palaio and Vina Palaio of Hanahan, SC.   In addition to his mot ...


William Ernest Pitchford, 87, Murrayville
William Ernest Pitchford, 87, of Murrayville, Ga.  passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Pitchford was born on January 23 ...
Lula Mae Thomas, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Lula Mae Thomas, 87 of Gainesville died Sunday October 18, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Fun ...
Lula Mae Gilstrap Thomas, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Lula Mae Gilstrap Thomas, 87 of Gainesville died Sunday October 18, 2015 at her residence. Born in Fulton County, Mrs. Thomas had lived in Hall County for most of her life. ...
Mary Grace Thomas Turk, 89, Braselton
Graveside Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday October 20, 2015 at New Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery for Mary Grace Thomas Turk, age 89 of Braselton. The Rev. Ch ...


  Jeanette Trammell Anderson, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.   Jeanette was a n ...
Guenia Faye Kanaday, 88, Dahlonega
            Mrs. Guenia Faye Kanaday, age 88 of Dahlonega, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at her residence following ...
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.
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.