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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 10th, 2015


Elizabeth Jane Butler, 70, Winder
Elizabeth Jane Butler, age 70, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-09 ...


Larry Clonts, 48, Dawsonville
Larry Clonts, 48, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday July 9, 2015 following a sudden illness. Born May 20, 1967 in Forsyth County, he lived in Dawson County for over 30 years.& ...
Marion F. Shirley, Sr, 94, Dawsonville
Marion F. Shirley, Sr., 94, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 10, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born September 26, 1920 in Alpharetta to the ...


Russell T. Williams, 20, Cumming
Russell T. Williams 20, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 10, 2015. He is survived by his mother; Leah Douglass, father; David Williams; brothers Evan Williams, David Will ...


Carlton W. Blackburn, 89, Cornelia
Carlton W. Blackburn, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Froday, July 10, 2015 in Southaven, Mississippi. Mrs. Blackburn was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Churc ...
Edwin Thom Mayes, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Edwin Thom Mayes, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville.  Rev. Lisa G ...
Lewis McDonald, 76, Alto
Lewis McDonald, age 76, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 following a sudden illness. Mr. McDonald was born on January 21, 1939 in Gainesville, Georgia to th ...


William Robert Harlin, 84, Gainesville
William Robert Harlin, 84, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Chape ...
Boyd Washington Sosebee, 90, Gainesville
 Mr. Boyd Washington Sosebee, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness.      ...


Eddie Mae Thurmond Hogan, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of  Mrs. Eddie Mae Thurmond Hogan, age 89 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 10, 2015.  Mrs. Hogan was born i ...


Theo Bracewell, 70, Toccoa
Mrs. Theo Dorothy Meier Bracewell, age 70, of 16 Crestwood Dr., Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   Daughter of the late Pa ...
John Wayne “Johnson” Sertain   Mr. John Wayne “Johnson” Sertain age 57 of 41 Cottonwood Court, Toccoa passed away Thursday July 9, 2015 at Stephe ...


George Farris, 71, Cleveland
Mr. George Farris age 71 of Cleveland passed away on July 10, 2015 following a brief illness.    He is survived by his loving wife Pamela Farris, children; Abriel F ...
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.