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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 24th, 2015

Forsyth

Joyce Ann Dotson, 80, Cumming
Joyce Ann Dotson of Cumming, Georgia, died on her 80th birthday, December 24, 2015.  Joyce was born in Monroe, Georgia, where she met her husband, James William (J.W.) Do ...

Habersham

Janeene Mason Cisco, 54, Mt. Airy
Janeene Mason Cisco, age 54, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, formerly of Miami, Florida, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2015. Mrs. Cisco was born on September 19, 1961 in Miami, Fl ...

Hall

Louise Kathrine Barker, 86, Gainesville
  Mrs. Louise Kathrine Barker, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at New Horizon’s Lanier Park following an extended illness.   &nb ...
Charles "Chuck" Richard Clausen, 75, Flowery Branch
Mr. Charles “Chuck” Richard Clausen, age 75, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, December 24, 2015 at Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrenceville, surrounded by h ...
 Ms. Patricia Lynn Harry, age 56 of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida following a brief illness.        ...
Artha Lee Kendrick, 91, Clermont
Mrs. Artha Lee “Susie” Kendrick age 91 of Clermont passed away on Thursday December 24, 2015 at Grady Hospital following a sudden illness. Funeral services are schedul ...

Jackson

Dorothy Geneva Jones Mizell age 89 of Commerce passed away December 23, 2015 at the Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Mizell was born November 24, 1926 in Homer to the late Joh ...

Other

Leon George (Lee) Pergl, age 74, of Roswell passed away Thursday, December 24, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles A. and Josephine Domblewski Pergl and his siste ...
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.