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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 12th, 2016

Forsyth

Katilyn Taylor Wright, 18, Cumming
Katilyn Taylor Wright was accepted into the gates of heaven January 12, 2016.  Katilyn had been very ill and battling health conditions for well over three years.  Katily ...

Habersham

Dr. Charles Austin McGahee, 87, Clarkesville
  Dr. Charles Austin McGahee, age 87 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Born in Dunwoody, Georgia on February 26, 1928, he was a son of the late Cup ...
Nancy Blanche Williams Stephens, age 75 of Alto and formerly of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Habersham Medical Center.   Born in Gainesville on ...

Hall

Maurice Harold Johnston, 96, Gainesville
Maurice Harold Johnston was born on April 17, 1919 in Mineral Point MO to Charles and Clara Johnston. He passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, January 12, 2016.   ...

Other

Henry Grover Carlyle Jr., 86, Bowersville
Mr. Henry Grover Carlyle Jr., age 86, of Bowersville, Ga passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness. Fun ...

Stephens

DAVID BENJAMIN BAGLIEN, BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE LATE BERNICE BAGLIEN PASSED AWAY TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016. HE WAS BORN APRIL 21, 1926 IN RUGBY NORTH DAKOTA AND HAS CALLED TOCCOA HO ...

White

Funeral services for Dorothy Lee Collett Bates, age 82, of Sautee will be held Friday, January 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Dr. Don Drawdy, Rev. Randall C ...
Ronald “Boo” Cantrell, 68, Cleveland
Ronald “Boo” Cantrell, age 68 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Cantrell was born on January 22, 1947, ...
Cheryl Lynn Goerke, 59, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Cheryl Lynn Goerke, age 59 of Cleveland. Cheryl passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Memorial services are planned ...
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.