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Laurence Elwood Pope, 67, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Laurence Elwood Pope, age 67, of Winder, Georgia, who passed away on January 27, 2016. Mr. Pope was born in Stroudsburg, PA, a son to ...

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Joann Yvonne Ivester, 58, Turnerville
Joann Yvonne Ivester, age 58 of Turnerville, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Born in Stephens County on October 29, 1957, she was a daughter of Mary Lucille Wall Iveste ...
Dereta Garrett Page, 57, Mt. Airy
Dereta Garrett Page, age 57, of Mt. Airy, GA Went to be with The Lord Friday, January 29, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Page was born on February 11, 1958 in Franklin ...

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Marilyn Morris Noell, 68, Gainesville
Mrs. Marilyn Morris Noell, 68, passed away in her Gainesville home on January 27, 2016.   She will join her deceased beloved son, Bobby Noell.  She is survived ...
Teddy Byron Hagwood, 66, Gainesville
      Mr. Teddy Byron Hagwood, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illn ...
Grady Alton Stephens, 87, Murrayville
Grady Alton Stephens, 87, of Murrayville, Georgia, passed peacefully at his daughter’s home, on January 24th, 2016.   A celebration of life service will be held at ...
Mr. Edward “Eddie” J. Thompson, age 73, of Lula, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016.            &n ...

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Edna Marie Hix, 63, Commerce
Mrs. Edna Marie Hix, age 63 of Commerce died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Hix was born in Clarksville to the late, Hoyt Fair and the late, Edna Morine E ...
Madia Gwendolyn Hood, 82, Hoschton
Madia Gwendolyn Hood, age 82, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016.  Mrs. Hood was a lady of many talents.  Being a talented seamstress, she made  qui ...
Donnie J. Garrett, 62, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donnie J. Garrett, age 62 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 27, 2016.  Mr. Garrett was born in Comme ...
Hoyt Randall Hollis, 69, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hoyt Randall Hollis, age 69, of Pendergrass, Georgia who passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Mr. Hollis was a son of the late ...

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A D Shirley, SR, 63, Dahlonega
A D Shirley, SR, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday January 27, 2016 at his home following an extended illness. A D lived most of his life in Dahlonega, GA. He wa ...
Kimberly A Wadsworth, 60, Dahlonega
Kimberly A. Wadsworth, age 60, of Dahlonega, GA passed away January 27, 2016. Kimberly is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Wadsworth Jr., 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and one ...

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Marilyn Hoolahan, 78, Marietta
      Mrs. Marilyn Hoolahan age 78 of Marietta passed away on Wednesday January 27, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living Facility.      ...
Kenneth Garrett, 42, Monroe
Kenneth Garrett, age 42, of Monroe passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016.  A memorial service will be held 7:00 pm Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. ...

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Doyle Glann Bradley, 47, Clayton
Doyle Glenn Bradley, 47, of Clayton, Georgia passed away January 27, 2016. Doyle was the son of the late Fred and Ruby Jiles Bradley. He was born in Fulton County ,Georgia in 1968. ...
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.