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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 27th, 2015

Forsyth

John Joseph Dumphy, 78, Cumming
John Joseph Dumphy, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday June 27, 2015. Born August 29, 1936 in Worcester, MA to the late T. Francis and Mary Dumphy, he had lived in Forsyth ...
Frank B. (Big Daddy) Pounds, Sr. age 91, of Cumming passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Pounds served in World War II. He was a former member and Ordained ...
Cecil Tidwell, 65, Cumming
Cecil Tidwell, age 65, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Lee Tidwell Sr. and 7 siblings.   C ...

Habersham

Raymond Holbrooks, 81, Baldwin
  Raymond Holbrooks, age 81 of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Toccoa, ...
Heidi McGrew, 69, Helen
Heidi McGrew, age 69, of Helen, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Ms. McGrew was born on May 26, 1946 in Germany to Wiegand and Lina Marställer. She was a m ...

Hall

Jack Clyburn Miller, 92, Hoschton
Mr. Jack Clyburn Miller, age 92, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Memorial Park South Cemetery. ...
Jeanne K. Nye, 89, Gainesville
?Jeanne K. Nye, 89, of Gainesville, died Saturday June 27, 2015.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home & Crematory.

Jackson

Xerlan Hazen Swaffar, 104, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Xerlan Hazen Swaffar, age 104, of Jefferson GA, who passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Mrs. Swaffar was born on a farm near Cent ...
Bernard Lynn Webb, Jr., 62, Hoschton
Bernard Lynn Webb, Jr., age 62, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Memorial services will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home. The family wi ...

Lumpkin

Pegi Lauren Black, 68, Dahlonega
Mrs. Pegi Lauren Black, age 68, of Dahlonega passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Ga following the return of an extended illness. Born in Pari ...

Stephens

  Mrs. Betty Ann Shirley Lawson, age 85, of 762 Rock Creek Road, Toccoa, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, at Athens Regional Medical Center.   A daughter of th ...

White

Jonathan Barnes Johnson, 80, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jonathan Barnes Johnson, age 80 of Cleveland. John passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Funeral services are schedule ...
Jonathon Johnson, 80, Cleveland
Jonathon Johnson, 80 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health.  Funeral arrangements are in complete and will b ...
Geneva Turner, 87, Cleveland
Mrs. Geneva Turner, age 87, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Turner was born on April 7, 1928 to the late Fred and Annie Garmon Gil ...
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.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89