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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 27th, 2015


Stevie Russell Ledbetter, age 54, of Statham passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015.   Survivors include his mother Hilda Ledbetter, brothers Scott Ledbetter and wife Debbie ...


Sandra M. Alvarez, 42, Dacula
Sandra M. Alvarez, age 42 of Dacula, Georgia, died Tuesday, October 27, 2015.  Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial ...


Hugh N Bishop, 89, Gainesville
     Mr. Hugh N. Bishop age 89 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday October 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.  &n ...
Gary J. Rutledge, 53, Gainesville
Gary J. Rutledge, age 53 of Gainesville, GA died Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Graveside service will be held Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in ...
Bill Sensel, 61, Flowery Branch
Mr. Bill Sensel, age 61, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Embracing Hospice, with his family.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, Nov ...


Ernest Fredrick Sparks III, 66, Alpharetta
Ernest Fredrick Sparks III, 66, of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Mr. Sparks is a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War with ...


Mr. Robert Charles Richards, age 78 of 1040 Old Carnes Creek Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of ...
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.