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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 23rd, 2015

Dawson

Emilie Virginia Martin, 71, Dawsonville
"A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart."   Emilie Virginia Martin, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Friday October 23, 2015 at her residence f ...

Forsyth

Michael Lee Everett, 64, a resident of Forsyth County since 1985. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and worked as a routeman for Coca-Cola for over 30 years. Michael&rsq ...
Col. Donald Waldo Mishler, born January 18, 1922 in McPherson KS, passed away October 23,2015 in Cumming, GA. He and his wife, Phyllis, moved there from Austin, TX. two years ago t ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Rodney “Rod” Ray Horrocks, age 57, of Sugar Hill passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at his residence, with family. Memorial Mass will be 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oc ...

Hall

Mr. Roderick Horacio (Ricky) Carruth, Sr., 54, of Gainesville, Georgia passed October 23, 2015. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm., at Greater ...
Katherine Ruby Brewer Cooper, 86, Gainesville
Katherine Ruby Brewer Cooper, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
Clarence W. Croy, 75, Gainesville
Clarence W. Croy, 75, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  &n ...
Jane Neff Hulsey, 89, Gainesville
Jane Neff Hulsey passed away peacefully on October 23, 2015. She was born in Gadsden, Alabama on January 23, 1926, where she attended elementary and high school. Jane was predece ...
Melrose C Monroe, 96, Gainesville
Melrose C Monroe, age 96 of Gainesville passed away Friday October 23, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Jackson

William N. Harber, 82, Commerce
Willilam N. " Buddy " Harber 82 of Commerce passed away Friday Oct. 23,2015 at his residence. He was the son of the late James Jasper and Drucilla McCoy Harber. Mr. Harbe ...
George Irvin Sanders, 62, Jefferson
George Ervin Sanders, age 62 of Jefferson, GA passed away Friday October 23, 2015.  Mr. Sanders was the son of George Thomas Sanders of Jefferson and the late Shirley Ann B ...

Lumpkin

Kenneth Woodrow Pruitt, 75, Dahlonega
Kenneth Woodrow Pruitt, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.   Kenneth was a native and lifel ...

Rabun

Dale L. Watkins, 65, Tiger
Dale L. Watkins, 65, of Tiger, GA, passed away at Mountain Lakes Medical Center, Friday, October 23, 2015.   He was born in Rabun County and was the son of the late Mild ...

Stephens

Mr. Timothy “T-Bone” Andrew Pless age 24 of 41 Lakeview Trail, Martin passed away Friday October 23, 2015 at his residence.   A son of Teresa Cingel Pless and th ...

White

Mary Elizabeth Bertone, 101, Cleveland
Mary Elizabeth Bertone, age 101 of Cleveland passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015.                 Mary Elizabeth (DeVito) Bertone is th ...
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.