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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 31st, 2015


Donald Thomas, 65, Auburn
Mr. Donald Thomas, age 65, of Auburn, Georgia passed away July 31, 2015.  Mr. Thomas was preceded by his Father, Andrew Thomas and Brother, Rick Thomas.   He had att ...


Grace Fields, 77, Dawsonville
Grace Fields, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 31, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice following a period of declining health. Born January 26, 1938 to the late Hoke and ...


Mary Ann Norrell Brock, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Ann Norrell Brock ,age  85, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Hall County, Georgia on January 22 ...
Etta Mildred England, 75, Gainesville
Etta Mildred England, 75, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015 at New Horizon North following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August ...
James R. Thayer, 92, Gainesville
James R. Thayer, 92, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015.   Funeral arrangements will be announced soon.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home ...


Samuel Lee Farmer, 50, Jefferson
Samuel Lee Farmer, age  50, of Jefferson passed away Friday, July 31, 2015.  Memorial services will be held 11:00 am  Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home ...
Tracy India Whitt, 50, Braselton
Tracy India Hainey Whitt, 50, entered into rest July 31, 2015.  Tracy was born in Lilburn, GA, daughter of Jerry and Dianne Hainey.  She was a devoted wife and mother.&nb ...


Mary Elizabeth Nigreville age 83 of Royston passed away Friday July 31, 2015 at the Hill Haven Nursing Center.   The family will recieve friends from 9:00 a.m until serv ...
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.