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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 20th, 2015

Habersham

Edith Dalton Wade, 88, Alto
Edith Dalton Wade, age 88, of Line Church Community, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.  Mrs. Wade was born on January 12, 1927 in Banks County, Georg ...

Hall

Ernie (N.S) Chapman, 76, Gainesville
Mr. Ernie (N.S) Chapman, age 76, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015. He was a native of Winn, Alabama, born May 17, 1939 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Brice (Sylvia) ...

Jackson

Mr. Dennis Fredrick Isaiah McElreath, age 33, of Jefferson, GA died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. McElreath was born in Commerce to Judy Looney of Nicholson a ...
Earl Woods, 76, Commerce
Earl Woods age 76 of Commerce, GA passed away on May 20, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church at 1pm. Mr. Woods will be l ...

Lumpkin

Aaron Herschel Thomas, 87, Dahlonega
Aaron Herschel Thomas, 87, of Dahlonega passed away on May 20, 2015 at Gold City Nursing following and extended illness.          &n ...
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.