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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 11th, 2015

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Cheryl Darlene Anderson, age 66, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015.  Ms. Anderson was survived by her sons Jeff Whidby of FL, David Whidby of IL; daughters Becky O ...

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Monnie Hughes, 92, Dawsonville
Monnie Hughes, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday June 11, 2015 at Rosemont Nursing Center following a period of declining health. Born January 17, 1923 in Gilmer County to ...

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William P. (Willie) "Big Six" Dodd, age 77 of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 11, 2015.  Willie was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, deacon ...
Tammy Townsend, 55, Cumming
Tammy Townsend, 55, of Cumming passed away Thursday June 11, 2015 at her residence following a sudden illness. Born December 1, 1959, she was a lifelong resident of Forsyth Co ...

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Brian Parks, 46, Batesville
Brian Parks, 46, of Batesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief battle with cancer.  He is preceded in death by ...

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Clark Jerome Franks, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Clark Jerome Franks, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, ...
Kennith Dale Lunsford, 59, Clermont
     Mr. Kennith Dale Lunsford, age 59 of Clermont, passes away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.  ...
Eloise Bennett Mason, 85, Gainesville
Eloise Bennett Mason, 85 of Gainesville died Thursday June 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Forsyth County on April 13, 1930, she had lived most of her life ...

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Charles W. Brooks, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles W. Brooks, age 72 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, June 11, 2015.  Mr. Brooks was born in Mt. Carmel ...

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Marquez Martin, 85, Clayton
Marquez Martin, age 85, of Payne Hill Drive; Clayton, GA died peacefully June 11, 2015. Marquez was born in Hart County, GA, and was the daughter of the late M. T. and Mary Reyn ...

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Mildred Thomas Brady, 69, Toccoa
Mrs. Mildred Thomas Brady age 69 of 273 Walnut Street, Toccoa, passed away Thursday June 11, 2015 at her residence. A daughter of the late Lonnie and Irma Thomas, she was born 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.