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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 15th, 2015

Banks

Sam White, 74, Rock Springs
Sam White, age 74, of the Rocks Springs Community, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015. Born on March 1, 1941 in Banks County, he was a son of the late Thomas Bradford and Luc ...

Gwinnett

Ruby Westbrooks Martin, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Huelon Martin; son, Arthur Martin; son-in-law ...

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Jerry Dale Bowers, 74, Murrayville
Jerry Dale Bowers, 74, of Murrayville died August 15, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Wards Funeral Home, Gainesville, Georgia.
Anna Canada Quinn, 41, Lula
Ms. Anna Canada Quinn, age 41, of Lula, Georgia, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Saturday, August 15, 2015.   Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 ...
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.