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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 11th, 2015

Forsyth

George E Payne, 81, Cumming
George E. Payne, 81, of Cumming, GA, passed away September 11, 2015 at home following an extended illness.   He was born April 15, 1934, in WV, a son of the late John D. ...

Habersham

  William Lewis Chosewood, age 95, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015. Mr. Chosewood was born on September 12, 1919 in Gwinnett County, Georgia to ...
Hugh Hamilton Gibbs, Jr., 90, Cornelia
Hugh Hamilton Gibbs, Jr., age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, September 11, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on April 1, 1925, he was a so ...
Ruth Ayers Wilbanks, 93, Baldwin
Ruth Ayers Wilbanks, age 93, of Baldwin, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 11, 2015 following an extended illness.    Mrs. Wilbanks was born on ...

Hall

Dean Bryant, 82, Murrayville
Dean Bryant, 82, of Murrayville passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.        ...
Anthony "Tony" Caddell, 58, Gainesville
Mr. Anthony “Tony” Caddell, 58, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on Friday September 11, 2015.   Born in Monks Corner, SC on November 12, 1956, he was the ...
Guy Franklin Hornbeck, 78, Murrayville
    Mr. Guy Franklin Hornbeck, age 78, of Murrayville, Georgia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 11, 2015.      & ...
Virginia Mae Jones, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia Mae Jones, age 87 of Gainesville, Ga. Passed away peacefully September 11, 2015. Virginia and her husband Harold Jones (AKA Granny and Pop) owned and operated the Lan ...
Donald Lee McClure, 79, Lula
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday September 15, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Donald Lee McClure, Sr. age 79 of Lula. Rev. Anthony Cook, Rev. Matthe ...
Donald Nix Greene, 71, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday September 14, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Donald Nix Greene age 71 of Gainesville. Dr. Terry Crawford, Dr. Craig ...
Elwood Slade, 84, Gainesville
Elwood Slade, 84, of Gainesville, GA died September 11, 2015. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel. Masoni ...

Jackson

Lettie Chambers, 72, Nicholson
Lettie Chambers, age 72, of Nicholson passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.   Ms. Chambers was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Ruby Alma Gunter Holloman and is pre ...
Candace Michelle Welch, 22, Commerce
Candace Michelle Welch, age 22, of Commerce, GA passed away Friday September 11, 2015.   Ms. Welch was the daughter of John Marvin Welch and Kristee Brown Welch. She was ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Hazel Leslie Gilreath Butler Christopher, age 84, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, September 11, 2015.   Hazel was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Cou ...

Other

Barbara Louise Bennett, 77, Alpharetta
Mrs. Barbara Louise Bennett, age 77, of Alpharetta died peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family, Friday, September 11, 2015. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Chur ...
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.