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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 17th, 2015

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Cornelia Williamson, 97, Winder
   Mrs. Cornelia Williamson, age 97, of Winder, Georgia died December 17, 2015.  Born in Vesta, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late James and Callie Smith.& ...

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Roger L. Stephens, 76, Dawsonville
Roger L. Stephens, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 17, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Born March 11, 1939 to the late Clyde and Madge Cox ...

Forsyth

Sarah Francis Echols Evans, age 85, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015. Sarah was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of New ...

Habersham

Wallace Alfred Beggs, 87, Clarkesville
Wallace Alfred Beggs, 87, a longtime residence of Clarkesville, GA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 17, 2015. He was born on November 11, 1928, the oldest son of Cleo ...
Polly Ann Keller Loudermilk, age 80 of Mt. Airy, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at her residence. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on July 10, 193 ...
Linda Wimpey Martin, 49, Demorest
LINDA WIMPEY MARTIN, age 49, of Demorest, GA passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015 following a sudden illness.  Ms. Martin was born August 5, 1966 in Young Harris, GA, to ...

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Ralph Junior Bittle, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Ralph Junior Bittle age 64 of Gainesville, died Thursday December 17, 2015 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm Saturday December 19, 2015 at ...
Roy D. Loehr, Jr., after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease, went to meet his Savior in the presence of his wife and family on Thursday morning, December 17, 2015.  ...
Lonnie Joe Richie, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Lonnie Joe Richie, age 81, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.       &nb ...

Jackson

Larry Dean Cummings, 59, Braselton
              Mr. Larry Dean Cummings, age 59 of Braselton died Thursday, December 17, 2015 at his residence.  M ...

Lumpkin

Larry Maxwell King, 72, Dahlonega
Mr. Larry Maxwell King, age 72, of Dahlonega passed to his heavenly home on December 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     Bo ...

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William “Bill” Drake, 80, Danielsville
Mr. William "Bill" Drake, age 80, of Danielsville, GA died Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Drake was born in Danielsville to the late J ...
Dorothy Marie Loggins, 53, Good Hope, Ga.
Dorothy Marie Loggins, age 53, of Good Hope, GA passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015. She was a very crafty person who loved to knit, and was a wonderful caretaker. She is ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Nell Cobb Harbert Ivester age 86, of 110 Pine Villa Drive, Toccoa passed away Thursday December 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of t ...
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.