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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 2nd, 2015

Forsyth

Brenda Lee Bruce, 49, Cumming
Brenda Lee Bruce, age 49, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Northside-Forsyth Hospital. Brenda was born in Cumming, GA July 1, 1966 and was a lifelong residen ...

Habersham

George Calvin Bell, 66, Clarkesville
  George Calvin Bell, age 66, of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015. Born on April 23, 1949, in South Carolina, he was a son of the late George and Mary Li ...

Hall

Dorothy Wilson Abernathy, 91, Gainesville
Dorothy Wilson Abernathy “Mama Dot”, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the age of 91 following a period of declining health. Born on June 16, 1924 in Gillsville, Ge ...
Gwendolyn Jane Cagle, 57, Gainesville
Gwendolyn Jane Cagle, 57, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memorial Services will be held on ...
Margie Thomas Slater, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Margie Thomas Slater, 84 of Gainesville died Sunday August 2, 2015 peacefully at her residence. Born in Banks County, Mrs. Slater had lived in Hall County for most of her l ...

Other

Mabel Pettyjohn, 92, Big Canoe
Mabel Pettyjohn, 92, of Big Canoe passed away Sunday August 2, 2015 at Wildwood Health Care following a period of declining health. Born November 9, 1922 in Warren County, GA to ...
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.