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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 14th, 2015

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 Mr. Clayton Smith “Smitty” Anderson, age 87 of Winder, Georgia died April 14, 2015.  A Native of Elberton, Georgia, he was the son of the late Sanford Guss a ...

Forsyth

Louise Collins Gazaway, 80, Cumming
Louise Collins Gazaway, age 80 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. She was a loving companion, mother and nana. She was an avid Bingo player. She was preceded in de ...

Habersham

Tommy Gene Trimiar, 60, Cornelia
Tommy Gene Trimiar, age 60 of Cornelia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.   Born in Banks County, Georgia on August 15, 1954, he was a son o ...

Hall

Michael Culberson, 64, Flowery Branch
Mr. Michael Culberson, age 64, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by family.   Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Satur ...
Evan Flynn, 69, Murrayville
Evan Flynn, age 69, of Murrayville passed away Tuesday April 14, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Lillie M. Turner, 80, Gainesville
Lillie M. Turner, age 80, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her son, Samuel Turner.  She is survived by her husband ...

Jackson

James Lee 'Tip' Flesher, 77, Hoschton
James Lee "Tip" Flesher , age  77, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away on April 14, 2015. He was born Ellwood City, PA in July 6, 1937. Mr. Flesher retired from Case In ...
Mary Aikens Franklin, 91, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Aikens Franklin, age 91, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Mrs. Franklin was born in Jackson County, a da ...
Sara Roberts, 90, Braselton
Sara Lord Roberts, age 90, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Melwood Cemetery, 5170 E. Ponce ...

Lumpkin

R.B. Upton, 73, Dahlonega
Mr. R.B. Upton, age 73 of Dahlonega passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  He was a former resident of Baldwin, Florida and has lived ...

Rabun

James Franklin Cathey II, Mountain City
       James Franklin Cathey II passed away peacefully at his home in Mountain City, Georgia on Tuesday, April 14.  Mr. Cathey had fought cancer fo ...

White

Willa Kay Conard, 87, Cleveland
Willa Kay Conard, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Hiawassee on February 26, 1928, she was the daughter o ...
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.