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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 29th, 2015

Forsyth

Wilda Bailey, 87, Cumming
Wilda Bailey, age 87 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church. She was a 70 year member and Past President of the Rebekah As ...

Hall

Annie Sue 'Nana' Lance Jones, 73, Gainesville
                Annie Sue “Nana” Lance Jones, 73, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, ...

Jackson

Lessie Minish Benton, 98, Commerce
Mrs. Lessie Minish Benton, age 98, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Benton was born in Liberty, GA to the late David Lee and Eva Leila O& ...

Lumpkin

Johnnie Raner Cisson, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Johnnie Raner Cisson, age 87 of Dahlonega passed away on April 29, 2015 at Gold City Nursing Facility following an extended illness. A native of Port Gibson, Mississippi, M ...

Other

William Wylder Nichols, 20, Lakemont, Ga.
William Wylder Nichols, 20, of Lakemont, GA, passed away April 29, 2015 in Houston County, GA. He was born in Macon, Georgia, and was the son of Maurice Edwin Nichols and Susa ...
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.