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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 17th, 2015

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Diane Shannon Jost, 70, Winder
   Ms. Diane Shannon Jost, age 70, of Winder, Georgia died September 17, 2015 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Nolan and Mary Lucy O’Kelly Bec ...

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John Evans, 50, Dawsonville
John Evans, 50, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 17, 2015 at Emory University Hospital following a period of declining health. Born June 28, 1965 to the late Jack a ...

Forsyth

Charles W Strawser, Jr. passed away Thursday September 17, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Anne Davene Meeks Strawser; son and daughter-in-law, Charles W Strawser, II ...

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Weldon Whitmire, 56, Gainesville
            Weldon Whitmire age 56 of Gainesville passed away on September 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center fo ...

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Bessie Lou Stancil, 78, Dahlonega
Bessie Lou Stancil, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 at her home with her loving family at her bedside. Bessie was a native and lifelong reside ...

Rabun

Patricia Rainey Standard, 71, of Clayton, GA, went to be with the lord on September 17, 2015. Pat was born in Cartersville, Georgia, the daughter of the late Mildred and Charles Ra ...

Stephens

Funeral services will be held Sunday September 20, at 3 P.M. in the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Reverend Roger Whiten officiating. The following gentl ...
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.