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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 26th, 2015

Barrow

Herman W. Anderson, 93, Auburn
Mr. Herman W. Anderson, age 93, of Auburn, Georgia died February 26, 2015. A Native of West Virginia he was a son of the late William W. and Edna Hunt Anderson. He was precede ...
Jack Wilkerson, 89, Winder
Mr. Jack Wilkerson, age 89, of Winder, Georgia died February 26, 2015. He was born December 27, 1925 in Barrow County and was a son of the late Henry and Emily Wilkerson. He was ...

Dawson

Orvie L. Broadwell, 93, Dawsonville
Orvie L. Broadwell, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday February 26, 2015 at New Horizons Limestone following a period of declining health.Born March 10, 1921 in Boaz, Alabama ...

Forsyth

Dora Rena Nichols, 47, Cumming
Dora Rena Nichols, age 47 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 5th at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Ingram Funeral Ho ...
John Ben (J. B.) Murphy, age 70 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Ethrey Bee Murphy and brother, Denny Murp ...

Hall

Lorene Hanson Clark, 84, Flowery Branch
Lorene Hanson Clark, age 84, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard W. and Eula Whiting Hanson; brothe ...

Jackson

Pauline Ledford, 91, Commerce
Pauline Ledford, age 91, died peacefully at Northridge Nursing Facility on February 26, 2015. Pauline was born on June 6, 1923 in Commerce, Georgia. On September 26, 1942, she ma ...
Raylan Pittman, inf, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Raylan Pittman, infant son of Jordan and Jamie Pittman, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Survivors, in ad ...

Stephens

Bobby Jim Haynie, 81, Toccoa
Mr. Bobby Jim Haynie, age 81 of 2247 E. Silver Shoals Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Pruitt Healthcare of Toccoa. Son of the late Thomas C. and Ju ...

Union

Mrs. Rosa Bell Winkler Payne, age 98, of Suches, GA passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 after a long period of declining health."Rose" as she was known by everyone, ...
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.