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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 15th, 2015

Gwinnett

Melvin A. “Mel” Coble, Jr., age 83 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Hamilt ...
Floyd R. Vandenack, Jr.,, 53, Lawrenceville
Floyd R. Vandenack, Jr., age 53, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Loett Vandenack. He is survived by ...

Habersham

Margaret Louise Kimsey Dawkins, 95, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Margaret Louise Kimsey Dawkins, age 95, of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Stowe an ...

Hall

Mary Elizabeth Fisher, 90, Gainesville
Mary Elizabeth Fisher, 90, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gaines ...

Jackson

Dorsey Davis Brooks, 100, Hoschton
A much loved husband, father, and grandfather, Dorsey Davis Brooks, 100, of Hoschton, GA passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday July 15th 2015 with family present.  ...

Lumpkin

Mary Lou Dodd, 96, Dahlonega
Mary Lou Dodd, 96, of Dahlonega, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.   Mary Lou is survived by her son, Carlton Bryan ...

Other

Pamelia Marie “Pam” Cataldi, age 56, a resident of Jasper, GA went to be with her Savior on July 15, 2015. Her passing was due to complications from extended illnesses. ...

Stephens

Barbara Connolly Thomas, age 87 passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Joanne’s House of Hospice at Bonita Springs, Florida.   She was born in Central Falls, R ...
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.