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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 16th, 2015

Banks

Douglas Gerald Parker, age 56, of Alto, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 16, 2015, following an extended illness.   Mr. Parker was born in Kennesaw, ...

Dawson

Alan Dameron, 61, Dawsonville
Alan Dameron, 61, of Dawsonville passed away Monday November 16, 2015. Born April 4, 1954 in Marietta, Georgia to the late Woody and Opal Dameron, he had lived in Dawson County ...

Forsyth

Jimmy C. Dunbar, 73, Cumming
  Jimmy C. Dunbar, age 73 of Cumming, Ga. passed away November 16, 2015. Formerly of Decatur, IL, he had made Forsyth County his home for the past 43 years. He was preceded ...
Margaret Holtzclaw Carlyle, age 77, of Gainesville passed away Monday, November 16, 2015.  A lifelong resident of Forsyth County, Margaret was an awesome mother and grandmothe ...
Joseph Virgil Gibson, 64, Cumming
Joseph Virgil Gibson, age 64 of Cumming, died November 16 at his residence. He was a parts manager with R. B. M. Automotive group of Atlanta and Past Master of Buford Masonic Lodge ...
William “Bill” Cooper Levensalor, age 71, passed away at his home in Cumming, GA, surrounded by his family on November, 16th.  He was born on August 26th, 1944 in ...

Hall

Retha Dover Thomas Jones, 92, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday November 18, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Retha Dover Thomas Jones, age 92, of Gainesville. The Rev. John Kinse ...

Jackson

Hank Jerry Priest, 72, Commerce
Mr. Hank Jerry Priest, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Monday, November 16, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Priest was born in Lawrenceville, GA to the late Walter Atlee and Lula Bel ...

Stephens

William Terrell Payne, 78, Toccoa
Mr. William Terrell Payne, age 78 of 918 New Hope Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, November 16, 2015 at his residence.   A son of the late William Henry and Ann ...

White

Steven Wayne McGuire, 48, Cleveland
Mr. Steven Wayne McGuire, age 48 of Cleveland. Mr. McGuire passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm, Friday, November 20, 2015 in the fun ...
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.