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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 16th, 2015

Forsyth

Elba Nydia Rivera, 67, Cumming, formerly of Haverstraw, NY
Elba Nydia Rivera, age 67, formerly of Haverstraw, NY, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015. She was born in Puerto Rico. She was very proud of her children, and loved to cook ...
Ruby Clarice Hale, 94, Cumming
Ruby Clarice Hale, 94, of Cumming, GA died on February 16, 2015. Born in Clay County, WVA, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Myrtle Hamrick. Her beloved husband, George ...

Gwinnett

Dorothy Ellen Davidson Hall, 97, Lawrenceville
Dorothy Ellen Davidson Hall, 97, of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 following a period of declining health. Born in Alto, GA on March 31, 1917, she was the da ...
Franklin L. Samples, 86, Buford
Mr. Franklin L. Samples, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benoy and Mollie Samples; brothers, Harvin Sample ...
Nell Camp Bailey, 84, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Nell Camp Bailey, age 84, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Winnie Bowman Camp; great grandparents, ...
Sue Fields Heard, 65, Dacula
Sue Fields Heard, age 65, of Dacula, GA passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Leon Fields; and grandparents, Lonnie Son and Thermos Mi ...

Habersham

Harold Jesse Roberts, 82, Baldwin
Harold Jesse Roberts, age 82, of Baldwin, Georgia and formerly of Hall County, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015.Mr. Roberts was born on February 19, 1932 in Lumpkin ...

Hall

Dr. Rick Hinton, 61, Gainesville
Dr. Rick Hinton, age 61, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Monday, February 16, 2015.Rick was born August 16, 1953, in Duluth, Ga., to James Patillo Hinton and Jean Deaton Hinton. R ...
Helen Kimberly Sosebee, 73, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Helen Kimberly Sosebee, age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Peachtree Christian Hospice. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February ...
Maureen Wagenseil, 70, Gainesville
Mrs. Maureen "Mo" Wagenseil, 70 of Gainesville died Monday February 16, 2015 at her residence.Born in Rockville Center, New York, Mrs. Wagenseil had lived in Gainesville ...

Rabun

Genus Kilby Nixon, 101, Clayton
Genus Kilby Nixon, 101, of the Persimmon Community passed away at her residence Monday, February 16, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Rabun County and was the daughter of Georg ...
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.