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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 20th, 2015

Banks

Timothy James Maxie, age 18 of Alto, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 following an extended illness. Private Funeral services will be held at a later date. Arrangements ...

Barrow

Mindy Regina Helms, 34, Winder
Mindy Regina Helms, age 34, of Winder passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015.  Ms. Helms loved to watch wrestling, and movies. She enjoyed her computer and being on Facebook. & ...
Mindy Regina Helms, 34, Winder
Mindy Regina Helms, age 34, of Winder passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015.  Ms. Helms loved to watch wrestling, and movies. She enjoyed her computer and being on Facebook. ...
Jerome Marshall, 73, Winder
Jerome Marshall, age 73, of Winder, GA, formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mallie Marshall ...

Forsyth

Catherine Marion Waters, age 81, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Catherine was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and was retired from Forsyth County as a s ...
  Catherine Marion Waters, age 81, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Catherine was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and was retired from Forsyth Cou ...

Habersham

Dan Canup, 63, Clarkesville
  Dan Canup, age 63, of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015. Born on June 8, 1952 in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was a son of the late Floyd Junior and Hor ...
Orville Goettmann, 85, Demorest
Mr. Orville Edward Goettmann, age 85, of Demorest passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015.  Mr. Goettmann was born on July 13, 1930 in Anderson, IN. to the late Christian and ...

Hall

James “Junior” McNeal, 61, Gainesville
               Mr. James “Junior” McNeal age 61 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday August 20, ...
John "Johnny" Howard Stinson, 75, Gainesville
 John " Johnny" Howard Stinson , 75 , of Gainesville, Ga. Passed away August 20. 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.      John was born March ...

Jackson

Kenneth Blanton, 61, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Kenneth Leroy Blanton, age 61, of Nicholson, who passed away on Thursday August 20th, 2015. He was the son of the late Noah Le ...
Richard Harmon Proctor, 81, Hoschton
Richard Harmon Proctor, age 81, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015. Mr. Proctor was a Navy veteran and was employed with Hartford Insurance for 35 years. He loved to ...

Lumpkin

Wanda J. Borkowski, 66, Dahlonega
Wanda J. Borkowski of Dahlonega passed away on August 20th, 2015 after an extended illness. She was 66. She was a resident of Detroit, MI for many years, before moving to Dahlon ...

Other

Philip Bradley, 86, Carnesville
Philip Bradley, age 86, of Carnesville passed away on Thursday August 20th, 2015.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Frankie "Tom" Thomas Denney, 84, Winterville
Frankie "Tom" Thomas Denney, age 84 of Winterville passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015.  The family will not have any services at this time.  Lawson Funeral H ...
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.