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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 30th, 2015

Forsyth

William Henry (Bill) Johnston, III, of Cumming, passed away on August 30, 2015. He was a charter member of North Point Community Church, and was currently attending First Redeemer ...

Habersham

J. B. Brewer, Jr., 83, Cornelia
J. B. Brewer, Jr., age 83, of Cornelia, GA, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015.   Mr. Brewer was born in Hall County, Georgia, on March 29, 1932 to the late James Be ...
Ramona Lewallen Hill, 80, Baldwin
Ramona Lewallen Hill, age 80 of Baldwin, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015, at her residence. Born in Banks County on August 30, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Felton Le ...

Hall

John Donald Millar, MD, 81, Murrayville
John Donald Millar, MD, RADM (Upper), US PHS, Ret., of Murrayville, GA, passed away at his residence Sunday, August 30, 2015 following a brief illness. He was 81 years of age. R ...
Minnie Butler Moore, 100, Flowery Branch
  Mrs. Minnie Butler Moore, age 100 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at her residence following a sudden illness.      &nb ...
Pheobe Lois Day Peck, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Pheobe Lois Day Peck died at home in Flowery Branch on August 30, following an extended illness.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. C. and Esther Day. M ...
Donna Jean Ray,, 73, Gainesville
Donna Jean Ray, age 73, passed from this life and went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, August 30, 2015 after a courageous fifteen year battle with cancer. ...
Cheri Maria Tricocci, 64, Gainesville
Cheri Maria Tricocci, 64, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015.   Little& Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501 is in charge of arrang ...

Lumpkin

Joyce Bunker, 61, Dahlonega
Joyce Bunker, age 61, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at her residence with her loving family at her bedside.   Joyce was a native and lifelong res ...
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.