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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 9th, 2015

Banks

Jim W. Bowden, 77, Commerce
Mr. Jim W. Bowden, age 77, of Commerce, GA died Friday, October 9, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center. Mr. Bowden was born in Louisburg, NC to the late Claude W. and Mary Louise Bai ...

Forsyth

John Sebastian O'Toole, Jr., 70, of Cumming, Ga. died on October 9, 2015 after his courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.  Born in Philadelphia, Pa. on June ...
Mary Helen Yates, 80, Cumming
Mary Helen Yates age 80 of Englewood, TN, formerly of Cumming, GA, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Yates.   She is s ...

Hall

Robert Henry Longshore, Jr., 90, Gainesville
Robert Henry Longshore, Jr. age 90, formerly of Athens, Georgia, passed away on October 9th, 2015 after an extended illness. Mr. Longshore, son of the late Robert Henry. Longshore ...
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.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89