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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 22nd, 2015


Marlene Mealor Worley, age 80 of Homer, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Born in Banks County on April 21, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Bertha Caudell ...


Dewey W. Cochran, 69, Demorest
Dewey W. Cochran, age 69, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 following an extended illness. Mr. Cochran was born on October 10, 1946 in ...
Tammy Smith Craven, 40, Mt. Airy
Tammy Smith Craven, age 40, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 following a sudden illness.   Mrs. Craven was born on Octob ...
Essie Mae Freeman Loudermilk, age 84 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Born in Habersham County on July 30, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Sa ...


Michael Stephen Ross, 30, Oakwood
Mr. Michael Stephen Ross, age 30, of Oakwood passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Mr. Ross was born September 9, 1985 to Gary C ...
Bobby Duane Smith, 52, Lula
Bobby Duane Smith, 52, of Lula, passed away December 22, 2015.   The family will receive friends at Little & Davenport Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 f ...


Philip Gary Cain, Sr, 59, Dahlonega
Philip Gary Cain, Sr, age 59, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at his home on Tuesday December 22, 2015 following a brief illness. Philip was preceded in death by his parents, Bill ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
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.