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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 31st, 2015

Dawson

Mary Valentine “Val” Dodson, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday October 31, 2015 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health. Born February 19, ...
Dexter Dean McBrayer, 31, Dawsonville
Dexter Dean McBrayer, age 31, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015.  Dexter was a wonderful father who adored his wife and children.  He loved candy, esp ...

Forsyth

Ernest Jacob “Ernie” Born, 75, of Cumming, GA died on October 31, 2015.  Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of the late James and Helen Born.   Ernie se ...

Gwinnett

Frances Lancaster Johnson, 83, Sugar Hill
  Mrs. Frances Lancaster Johnson, age, 83, of Sugar Hill, GA; passed away on Saturday October, 31, 2015 Mrs. Johnson is preceded in death by her first Husband Joseph lexis ...

Habersham

Janie Allen, 83, Demorest
Mrs. Janie Allen, age 83, of Demorest passed away on Saturday, October 31, at her home following a brief illness.   Born in Habersham County, on February 27, 1932, she was ...
Ann “Josie” Strange Caudell, age 83 of Baldwin, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015. Born in Banks County on February 3, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Har ...
Mary Louise Tatum Fain, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mary Louise Tatum Fain of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends ...
Rowella Allen Meaders, 86, Cornelia
Rowena Allen Meaders age 86, of Cornelia passed away Saturday October 31, 2015.  Mrs. Meaders was born in White County the daughter of the late Eugene and Ruby Pepper Allen ...
Dewey H. Tench, 88, Cornelia
Dewey H. Tench, age 88, of Cornelia, GA passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Mr. Tench was born in Cornelia, GA on December 2, 1926 to the late Hezekiah and Viola Ivie Ten ...
  Jennifer Denise Manus Wade, age 45 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015. Born in Clarke County on March 23, 1970, she was a daughter of Brenda Elaine Wa ...

Hall

Frances Whitmire Little, 90, Gainesville
Frances Whitmire Little,  of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away at home on Saturday October 31,  at the age of 90. After living a very healthy life for 73 years, she strug ...
Michael Cameron Morters, 68, Gainesville
Michael Cameron Morters, age 68, of Gainesville, Georgia, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Friendship Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Cleveland, Georgi ...

Lumpkin

Michael B. Temple, Sr., 57, Dahlonega
Mr. Michael B. Temple Sr., age 57, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015 at his home following a sudden illness.   Michael was born October 19, 1958 i ...

Other

Joseph John Heilig, 58, Jasper
  Mr. Joseph John Heilig, age 58, of Jasper passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015 due to injuries from an automobile accident.   Services will be 11:00 a.m., Fr ...

White

Jimmy Ray Blalock, 70, Sautee Nacoochee
Jimmy Ray Blalock age 70, of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Saturday October 31, 2015.  Mr. Blalock was born in White County the son of the late J.W. and Willie Mae Turner Bl ...
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.