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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 24th, 2015

Dawson

Omar Bradley Orr, 65, Jacksonville, Fl. formerly of Dawsonville
Omar Bradley Orr, 65, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away Monday August 24, 2015. Born October 12, 1949 to the late William and Emma Orr, he lived in Dawso ...

Gwinnett

Linda Marie Morgan, 64, Sugar Hill
Linda Marie Morgan, age 64, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015. Ms. Morgan was born on September 21, 1950 in Clarkesville, Georgia to William Dorsey ...

Habersham

William Hal Ellison, Jr., 80, Clarkesville
William Hal Ellison, Jr., age 80, of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, August 24, 2015.   Born on June 9, 1935 in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was the son of the late Willi ...

Hall

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday August 28, 2015 at the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Barbara Jeanine Gilstrap age 83 of Gainesville. The Rev. Wayne Norris ...
Elizabeth D. Rail, 67, Clermont
Funeral services for, Elizabeth D. Rail age 67 of Clermont, will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday August 26, 2015 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Dewberry Bapt ...

Stephens

Mrs. Evelyn Blanche McClain English, age 72 of Toccoa Georgia passed away Monday, August 24, 2015 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. A daughter of the late Curtis ...

White

William Lamar Hood, 68, Cleveland
William Lamar Hood, age 68 of Cleveland, passed away on August 24, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Hood was born on January 20, 1947, in Cleveland, GA, to the late ...
Betty Jane Ligon, 87, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Betty Jane Ligon, age 87 of Cleveland. Mrs. Ligon passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. Born in St. Louis, MO on ...
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.