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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 23rd, 2015

Forsyth

Anthony James Crosta, Sr., age 95, of Cumming, passed away on December 23, 2015. Anthony was born in Newark, NJ., on May 15, 1920. He was a plumber with Enclore Plumbing of Ft. Lau ...

Habersham

Thomas Hudson Echols, age 79 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at his residence. Born in Lula, Georgia on October 20, 1936, he was a son of the late Henry Harris ...
Wanda Kay McMahan McClure, age 67 of Cornelia, Georgia formerly of Gastonia, North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at her residence followin ...
Ray E. Todd, 91, Mt. Airy
Ray E. Todd, age 91 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 following an extended illness.   Born in Madison County, Georgia on March 26, 1 ...

Other

Karon Lynn Bennett, 61, Loganville
Karon Lynn Bennett, age 61 of Loganville, GA, died Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Mrs. Bennett has been cremated and a Memorial service will be held Monday, December 28, 2015 at 1:0 ...
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.