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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 26th, 2016

Forsyth

Rosaline Yother Pirkle, 63, Cumming
Rosaline Yother Pirkle, age 63 of Forsyth County, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.   Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 29th at 11:00 a.m. in the ...

Habersham

  Tammy Sue Reynolds Greenway, age 47 of Alto, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Born in Athens, Georgia on October 7, 1968, she was a daughter of the late J.B. and ...

Hall

Randall Lee Abernathy, 64, Gainesville
   Mr. Randall Lee Abernathy age 64 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday January 26, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.     &nbs ...
George P. Russell, 89, Gainesville
Mr. George P. Russell, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016.               Celeb ...
Betty Jo Schuder, Gainesville
Betty Jo Schuder passed away peacefully January 25, 2016 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, Georgia. She was a loving and wonderful mother, wife, and friend to many. She was born Marc ...
Vera Mae Ward, 68, Gainesville
           Ms. Vera Mae Ward, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at New Horizon Lanier Park following ...

Jackson

Biddie Kathleen Odom Cronic, age 80, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years Russell Frank Cronic; daughters Teresa Cro ...

Lumpkin

Charla Jayne (Chayne) Rensi March 20, 1968 - January 24, 2016   Charla Jayne (Chayne) Rensi, 47, born and raised in Dahlonega, GA, passed away unexpectedly in her hom ...

White

Jessie Mae Thurmond, 89, Cleveland
Jessie Mae Thurmond age 89, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Thurmond was born September 4, 1926 in Cleveland to the ...
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.