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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 7th, 2015


Elizabeth Bearov Wood, 63, Cumming
Elizabeth Bearov Wood, 63, of Cumming, GA died on December 7, 2015 at Embracing Hospice House.  Born in Winchester, VA she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Betty Bea ...


Robert Earl Allen, 76, Clarkesville
Robert Earl Allen, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with Lord, on Monday, December 7, 2015 following an extended illness.  Mr. Allen was born on February 2, 193 ...
Floyd Jack Floyd Canup, 70, Clarkesville
  Floyd Jack Canup, age 70 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015. Born in Habersham County on June 28, 1945, he was a son of the late Floyd Junior and Ho ...
Ernest Elijah Garrett, age 87, of Alto, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at the home of his daughter. Born on October 3, 1928, in Habersham County, he was the son of the lat ...


Ruth Brock Davidson, 90, Gainesville
            Mrs. Ruth Brock Davidson, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015 at Bell Minor Nursing Ho ...
               Roger O’Neil (Roddy) Dougherty, age 48 of Gillsville, passed away Monday, December 7, 201 ...
Alton Gilstrap, 76, Murrayville
Alton Gilstrap, age 76, of Murrayville, GA, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at Friendship Health and Rehab in White County.   Alton was a lifelong resident of Lumpk ...
Margaret Janeen (Preston) Grimsley born November 4, 1972 to Charles D. Preston, Sr. and Margaret Lowe Preston, passed away on December 7, 2015 in Gainesville, Ga. due to complicati ...
Patsy Brown Lynn, 94, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Patsy Brown Lynn, 94 of Flowery Branch passed away on Monday December 7, 2015. She had resided on the same street in Flowery Branch where she was born. A life long resident ...
Dorothy Little Sailors, 88, Gainesville
Dorothy Little Sailors, 88, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015. A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mrs. Sailors was the daughter of the late Leonard L. ...
Harry Purvis Ward, 68, Gainesville
Harry Purvis Ward died at his home in Gainesville on December 7th, 2015.  He was surrounded by family at his death, as was his final wish. Celebration of Life will be 3:00 ...
Wendell Watson Whiteside, 78, Gainesville
      Wendell Watson Whiteside died at his home in Gainesville, GA on December 7, 2015. He was born, the beloved son of A.E. Whiteside and Doris Watson Whi ...


Patsy Louise Hewell Albert, age 69 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday Dec. 07, 2015. Mrs. Albert was the daughter of the late James and Louise Fowler Hewell and was a homemaker. ...
James Vanus Braswell, 90, Jefferson
James Vanus Braswell, age 90, of Jefferson, GA formerly of Buford, GA passed away Monday, December 7, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Birdie Lee Moore Bra ...
James Rodney Patton, 39, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Rodney Patton, age 39 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, December 7, 2015.  Mr. Patton was born in Athens, ...


Ceclia Freddie Dunn, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Cecelia Freddie Dunn, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Dunn was born in Chattanooga, TN and had ...
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.