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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 1st, 2015

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Billy Wayne Dooley, 69, Winder
Billy Wayne Dooley, age 69 of Winder, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, following a brief illness. Funeral services are sched ...

Forsyth

Edward Robertson Carter, Jr., 82, of Cumming, GA passed away on February 1, 2015. Born in Danville, VA on May 27, 1932, he is preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Holmes Sto ...

Gwinnett

Harry Compton, 74, Buford
Harry Compton, 74, of Buford, GA and the New Bethany Community passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at his home, following a brief illness. Harry was a lifelong resident of Bufo ...
Mickey Pugh, 62, Buford
Mickey Pugh, age 62, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, R. A. Pugh. He is survived by his wife of thirty years, D' ...
Sue Higgins Corbin, 76, Sugar Hill
Sue Higgins Corbin, age 76, of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Choice and Newell Roebuck Higgins; and sister ...

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Mattie Mae Dale, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Mattie Mae Dale, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...

Lumpkin

Lucille Kinsler, 88, Dahlonega
Lucille Kinsler, age 88, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 following an extended illness.She spent most of her adult life in Lumpkin County and was a volunteer ...

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Dianna Lynn Lyles, 57, Jonesboro
Dianna Lynn Lyles, age 57, of Jonesboro passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...

Stephens

Mrs. Doris Evelyn Carter Keeling age 87 of 315 Carnes Creek Road, Toccoa passed away Sunday February 1, 2015 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Charles B. and Lill ...
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.