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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 23rd, 2015

Forsyth

Raymond Lester Wells, 81, Cumming
Raymond Lester Wells, age 81, of Cumming passed away Monday, November 23, 2015.  Mr. Wells was an Eagle Scout and a U.S. Army veteran.  He was a graduate of Northeastern ...

Habersham

Barney Smith, 86, Baldwin
Barney Smith, age 86, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015. He was born in Greensboro, GA on July 8, 1929 to the late Arthur and Lona Sexton Smith. He atte ...
Melissa Starr Stoker Bratcher, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away on Sunday, November 22.    Melissa was born and raised in Thomasville, NC. She attended Thomasvill ...
Barbara Jo Sanders Butts, 65, Clarkesville
Barbara Jo Sanders Butts Celebration of life services for Barbara Jo Sanders Butts, age 65, of Clarkesville will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 28, 2015 from the Hills ...
Jesse Harvey Kinney, 84, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Jesse Harvey Kinney, age 84, of Clarkesville will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Tim Holcomb ...
George Randolph McEntire, 82, Cornelia
George Randolph McEntire, age 82 of Cornelia went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 23, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Born in the Habersha ...
Treelis Ward Stonecypher, 77, Cornelia
Treelis Ward Stonecypher, age 77 of Cornelia passed away November 23, 2015 following a brief illness.  Born in Habersham County on June 27, 1938, Mrs. Stonecypher was the d ...

Hall

Deborah Roper Adams, 60, Gainesville
Deborah Roper Adams passed into the Lord's hands early Monday morning, the Autumn sky clear and starlit. At 3:15 a.m. on November 23, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, she ...
Vivian W. Ash passed away Monday, November 23, 2015 following an extended illness. Born on August 31, 1923 she was a lifetime resident of Hall County.  Vivian was the ...
Richard D. Baylis, 77, Flowery Branch
Richard D. Baylis, 77, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday November 22, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville, GA 30501 ...
Freida Elizabeth Chambers, Flowery Branch
Freida Elizabeth Chambers, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2015 in the chapel o ...
Tim Jackson Douglas, 75, Oakwood
Mr. Tim Jackson Douglas, age 75 of Oakwood, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     & ...
Msasie Lee Patterson, 77, Flowery Branch
Massie Lee Patterson age 77 of Flowery Branch passed away Monday. Funeral Service 1:00 p.m. Wednesday November 25, 2015 War's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home 758 ...
Velia Remes, 42, Louisiana
Velia Remes, age 42, of Louisiana passed away Monday, November 23, 2015.   Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Hillside Chapel Funeral ...
Robert L. (Tiny) Rich, 50, Oakwood
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday November 27, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Robert L. “Tiny” Rich, age 50 of Oakwood. The Rev. Tony Neal ...

Other

Edward James Foye, Sr, 83, Alpharetta
Edward James Foye, Sr., 83, of Alpharetta, GA died on November 23, 2015.  Born in Bronx, NY he was the son of the late Michael and Anne Foy.  His beloved wife, Kathleen, ...
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.