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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 19th, 2015


Lucile H. Wilkerson, 96, Winder
Lucile H. Wilkerson, age 96, of Winder passed away Friday, June 19, 2015.   Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Monday, June 22, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. ...


Lillian R Slaton, 79, Dawsonville
Lillian R. Slaton, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Friday June 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born June 4, 1936 in Lumpkin County to the late Ben and Carrie Hollif ...


Janie Bells Nichols, 77, Cumming
Janie Bell Nichols, age 77 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, June  19, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Addie Kyle (1974) and Jimmy Nichols (1992); son, ...


Ronald D. “Ron” McKinney, 62, Lawrenceville
Ronald D. “Ron” McKinney, age 62, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015. He is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Joanna L. McKinney, Lawre ...


Frances DeLong, 93, Gainesville
Frances Davis DeLong, 93, of Gainesville passed away at home on Friday, June 19, 2015. She was born in Jacksonville, FL on May 6, 1922, to Thomas Fuller Davis and Lillian Franc ...
Benjamin Thomas Hicks, 28, Maysville
Benjamin Thomas Hicks, 28, of Maysville, died Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 9:47 p.m. Ben was disabled, but was a former mechanic at Stop N Ride in Jefferson, GA. Survivors incl ...
Lee Russell 'Butch' Patterson, 64, Flowery Branch
Mr. Lee Russell “Butch” Patterson, age 64, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at his residence with family.   A Private Memorial Service wil ...
Louise Savage, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Louise Savage, age 87, of Lula, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 from New Horizons in Gainesville.  Mrs. Savage was born in Cleveland to Chester and Wilma Glass Dorse ...


Kenneth Walker, 68, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Walker, age 68 of Nicholson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, June 19, 2015.  Mr. Walker was born in Gainesville, Ge ...
Sarah Holcomb Church, 89, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Sarah Holcomb Church, age 89 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, June 19, 2015.  Mrs. Church was born in Maysvill ...


Annie Grace Payne Winkler, 96, Dahlonega
Mrs. Annie Grace Payne Winkler, age 96, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, June 19th after a period of declining health.    Mrs. Winkler was born in Gordon County on Au ...


Harold Thomas Jordan, 75, Hartwell
Mr. Harold Thomas Jordan age 75 of 55 Emory Drive, Hartwell passed away Friday June 19, 2015 at AnMed Health Center.   A son of the late Ace and Della Brown Jordan, he w ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
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.