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Mildred Ann Murphy, 81, Winder
      Mildred Ann Murphy, age 81, of Winder passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016.  Survivors include two sons; a daughter and a hos ...

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Grady Elliot Short, 63, Gainesville
Grady Elliott Short, age 63, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016, following a lengthy illness.             Grady or as so ...

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Barbara Ann Hopkins Spratlin, age 75 of Jefferson, GA passed away Tuesday January 05, 2016. Mrs. Hopkins was the daughter of the late Howard and Maybell Sorrow Hopkins and was a ...
Harry Douglas Bates, 74, Hoschton
 Harry Douglas Bates, born March 4, 1940 in Experiment, GA to Wendell Robert Bates and Frances Price Bates passed into the presence of our Lord January 5, 2016. He graduated ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mack L. “Whitlo” Gaines, age 70, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Mr. Gaines was born in Jeffers ...
Jimmy Audrey Stewart, 67, Commerce
Mr. Jimmy Audrey Stewart, age 67, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Stewart was born in Commerce to the late Jesse Leo and ...

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Sally Christine Bruce, 81, Dahlonega
Sally Christine Bruce, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away January 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Sally was born in Hiawassee, GA on June 8, 1934 and ha ...

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Mrs. Martha Ann Pelfrey Fulbright, age 63 of 263 Ethel Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, Georgia.   A daughter ...
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.