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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 1st, 2015

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Mary Ann Burgess, 39, Auburn
Mary Ann Burgess, age 39, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  Mary Ann graduated from Shiloh High School and Berry College. Mary Ann loved her family and was a m ...

Dawson

Calvin W. Jenkins, 77, Dawsonville
Calvin W. Jenkins, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 1, 2015. Born January 21, 1938 in Dekalb County, he had lived in Dawson County since 2000 having moved from Fo ...

Forsyth

Geneva Jewell (Jean) Sosebee, age 77, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  Mrs. Sosebee was a member of  Ridgeview Baptist Church and is preceded in death b ...

Gwinnett

Karen Ann Ray, 56, Dacula
Karen Ann Ray, age 56 of Dacula, GA died suddenly Friday, January 1, 2016. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Ch ...
  Mr. Ronald Paul “Ronnie” Evers, age 47, of Snellville, Georgia entered into rest December 1, 2015 at Eastside Medical Center.  Mr. Evers was a native of ...

Habersham

Aleck Sim Holbrooks, 63, Mt. Airy
Aleck Sim Holbrooks, age 63 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at his residence. Born in Habersham County on November 21, 1952, he was a son of Louise Smith Holb ...

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Brian Patrick Kelly, 43, Gainesville
Brian Patrick Kelly, age 43, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015.             Funeral services are scheduled for 2:3 ...

Lumpkin

Russell V. Zimmerman, Jr., 80, Dahlonega
Russell V. Zimmerman Jr., age 80, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a sudden illness. Russ ...

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Allen D. Pirkle, 84, Alpharetta
  Allen D. Pirkle, age 84, of Alpharetta, GA., died December 1, 2015 after a brief illness. Mr. Pirkle is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Vaughan Pirkle; parents, Hargu ...
Vandora Crumley, 102, Anniston, Alabama
Vandora Black Crumley passed away peacefully at home in Anniston, Alabama on December 1, 2015 at the age of 102. She was born on November 3, 1913 to John and Amanda (Saine) Black i ...
Timothy Oneal Gearing, age 39 of Comer, GA passed away Tuesday December 1, 2015.       Mr. Gearing was a HVAC mechanic with Martin Mechanical, and a memb ...

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Sabrina Renee Ivey Tench, 52, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs Sabrina Renee Ivey Tench, age 52 of Cleveland. Renee passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Renee was born in Habersh ...
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.