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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 17th, 2015

Banks

Allen Sears, 48, Maysville
Allen Sears, age 48, of Maysville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.   Mr. Sears was born on August 19, 1966 in Commerce, Georgia to Doris Bennett Sears, of ...
Dave William Sears, 67, Baldwin
Dave William Sears, age 67, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Mr. Sears was born July 31, 1947 in Commerce, Georgia to Doris Faye Bennett Sears, of Baldw ...

Barrow

James T. Murphy, 86, Winder
Mr. James T. Murphy, age 86, of Winder, Georgia passed away May 17, 2015.  Mr. Murphy was born in Gwinnett County to the late William and Lizzie Rockmore Murphy and was preced ...

Forsyth

Larry James Parker, 76, Cumming
Larry James Parker, 76, of 4147 Ivey Summit Court, Cumming, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.   Born on March 25, 1939, in Atlanta, GA, he is preceded in death by ...
Lendon (Duffy) Ivey, 86, Cumming
Lendon (Duffy) Ivey, age 86 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Ivey retired from USI after m ...

Habersham

Sandra Nation Owen, 74, Mt. Airy
Sandra Nation Owen, age 74, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Owen was born on December 24, 1940 in Cleveland, ...
  Mr. Folma Edwin “Buddy” Peace, age 83, of Demorest passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.   Born in Fairfax ...

Hall

Danny Reid McWilliams, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Danny Reid McWilliams, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.       A priva ...
Sergio Herberto Munoz-Soto, 54, Gainesville
  Sergio Herberto Munoz-Soto, age 54, died Sunday, May 17, 2015. He was born in Tampico, Mexico and worked as an electrical technician for a boat and marine company in F ...
Andrew Wilmot Shealy III, 70, Gainesville
Andrew Wilmot Shealy, III, age 70 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 in the comfort of his home.            ...
Kevin Lamar Woodring, 42, Gainesville
  Kevin Lamar Woodring, age 42, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.  He is survived by his wife, Stacey Barton Woodring, Cleveland, GA; children, W ...
Joyce Jeanene Young, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Joyce Jeanene Young, 81 of Gainesville died Sunday May 17, 2015 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Young was the daughter of the late Marvin "P ...

Lumpkin

Brenda Sue Smith, 65, Dahlonega
Brenda Sue Smith, 65, Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. She is preceded in death by her father, Calvin E. Rogers, husband, Ronald Oliver Smith, brother, Ricky Eug ...

Stephens

Travis Hal Dalrymple, 80, Augusta formerly of Toccoa
Mr. Travis Hal Dalrymple, age 80 of Augusta, Georgia and formerly of Toccoa passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Clary Care Center in Toccoa. A son of the late Jewell and Jim ...
Mrs. Anita Clarice Loveman Reynolds, age 88, of 902 Ward Circle, Toccoa, GA, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Georg ...
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.