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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 3rd, 2015

Banks

Clammie J. Lyle, 99, Maysville
Mrs. Clammie J. Lyle age 99 of Maysville, died Tuesday, March 03, 2015 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Lyle was born to the late, Gordon and Delia Parsons Jordan. Mrs. Lyle was ...

Dawson

C. Lee Shaw, 89, Dawsonville
C. Lee Shaw, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday March 3, 2015 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health.Born May 9, 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Wa ...
Carolyn Jarrard, 77, Dawsonville
Carolyn Jarrard, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday March 3, 2015 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born July 23, 1937 in Portland, Oregon to the late Ben ...

Forsyth

Clarence Gordon Watts, 43, Cumming
Surrounded by love Clarence Gordon Watts was born August 20, 1971 in Bayshore, New York to the late Clarence and Gloria Watts. Surrounded by love he departed on March 3, 2015.Clare ...
Ronal Elliott Carithers, Sr., age 67 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015. He was a loving father and grandfather. Survivors include children, Rec and Kerry Carithers ...

Habersham

Alice Andrews Irvin, 87, Baldwin
Alice Andrews Irvin, age 87, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.Mrs. Irvin was born on October 1, 1927 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Thomas A. and Luc ...
Curtis Lee Benfield, 76, Clarkesville
A memorial service for Curtis Lee Benfield, age 76, of Clarkesville will be held Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 3:00 PM from Ebenezer United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Pletsc ...

Hall

Dwight Alton Worley, 73, of Lula passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following and extended illness. Funeral services will ...
Kathleen E. Edelman, 73, Gainesville
Ms. Kathleen E. Edelman, age 73, of Gainesville passed away into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from ALS. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 10, 20 ...
Linda Evelyn Akins, 63, Lula formerly of Cumming
Linda Evelyn Akins, age 63 of Lula, formerly of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmo ...

Jackson

Barbara Ellen Schindler, 55, Jefferson
Barbara Ellen Schindler, age 55, of Jefferson passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015. She was a loving mother and friend to everyone in her life. She was preceded in death by mo ...
Clay Ronald Seymour, 42, Commerce
Clay Ronald Seymour of Commerce passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.Clay, age 42, was born in Athens, Georgia on March 7, 1972. He grew up in Commerce. He graduated from Commer ...
Hoyt J. Sullens, 78, Pendergrass
Hoyt J. Sullens, age 78, of Pendergrass, GA died Monday, March 2, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA.Hoyt was born August 29, 1936 in Dahlonega, GA. He was a reti ...
Joseph Rudolph Childress, 86, Jefferson
Joseph Rudolph Childress, 86, of Jefferson, formally of Hall County, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at North Ridge Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Other

Charles Brown Mathis, 80, Danielsville
Mr. Charles Brown Mathis, age 80, of Danielsville, GA died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Gentiva Hospice IPU. Mr. Mathis was born in Commerce to the late Joe Brown and Lorene Smith M ...
David Steven French, 48, Hayesville, NC, formerly of Winterville, GA
David Steven French, age 48, of Hayesville, North Carolina formerly of Winterville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at his residence.He was a native of Costa Mesa, Cali ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Rev. Luther Clyde "L.C." Standridge, age 89, of Hartwell, Georgia, who entered into rest Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Rev. Standridge ...

Stephens

Boyd Franklin Carroll, 76, Toccoa
Mr. Boyd Franklin Carroll, age 76, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born December 20, 1938 in Hart County, GA, he was a son of the ...
Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Lorene White Watkins, age 87, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Pruitt Health Care of Toccoa. Born December 4, 1927 in Toccoa, where she ...
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.