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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 20th, 2015

Banks

Thelma Brewer, 97, Lula
Thelma Chambers Brewer, age 97, of Lula, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015.Funeral services are 2 pm Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart ...

Forsyth

David E. Webster, 81, Cumming
David E. Webster, age 81, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015. David attended Salem United Methodist Church in Dawson County. He was a Past Master of Georgia Lodge ...
Kelly Wayne Standridge, 56, Cumming
Kelly Wayne Standridge, born February 1, 1959, died February 20, 2015. He was the son of the late Kelly Standridge and Janie Phillips Standridge. Wayne is survived by his daughter, ...
Marie Martin, 77, Cumming
Marie Martin, age 77, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Marie was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Ch ...

Habersham

Ruth Dill Alexander, 86, Mt. Airy
Ruth Dill Alexander, age 86, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 following a sudden illness.Mrs. Alexander was born on August 13, 1928 in Habersham County ...

Hall

Cindy Lee Smigelsky, 56, Flowery Branch
Cindy Lee Smigelsky, 56, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Smigelsky was born on April 20, 1 ...
Darline B. Anderson, 90, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Darline B. Anderson, 90 of Flowery Branch, passed away Friday February 20, 2015.Private Family Funeral services will be held.Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, ...
Martha Jo Simmons, 85, Alto
Martha Jo Simmons, 85, of Alto, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesda ...
Thomas Joseph Haggerty, 31, Flowery Branch
Thomas Joseph Haggerty "TJ" by all that knew him, from Flowery Branch, Georgia, died un-expectantly on Friday, February 20, 2015, at 31 years old. Survived by his mother ...
Vicente Galvan, 73, Gillsville
Mr. Vicente Galvan, age 73 of Gillsville, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ...
Wilbur Eugene 'Gene' Lowe, 93, Gainesville
Wilbur Eugene "Gene" Lowe, age 93, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services are sc ...

Jackson

Vans Randell Brinson Clinkscales, Commerce, Georgia passed Thursday morning at her residence, Traynham , after a brief illness. She was born to Benjamin Wardlaw and Floride Randell ...

Lumpkin

Marty Joe Howard, 56, Dawsonville
Marty Joe Howard, age 56, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), died Friday February 20, 2015 at his residence following a sudden illness.Marty was born in Gainesville, GA January 1 ...

Rabun

Jean S. Keener, 70, Tiger
Jean S. Keener, 70, of Tiger, Georgia went to be with the Lord February 20, 2015.Jean was born in Rabun County the daughter of the late Ralph Curtis Shirley and Myrtle Craig Shirl ...
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.