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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 11th, 2016


Runette Stewart Smith, 88, Winder
  Mrs. Runette Stewart Smith, age 88, of Winder, Georgia passed away October 11, 2016 at her residence.  Born in Braselton, Georgia on September 23, 1928, she was t ...


Edward J. Engle, III, 75, Dawsonville
Edward J. Engle, III, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 11, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness. Born August 15, 1941 in Scranton, PA to the late Edward ...


Marianne Wartholowitz Loesch, age 93 of Cumming, GA died Tuesday, October 11, 2016. A graveside service will be held Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial ...
Howard Phillip “Bitt” Thrower hit his final homerun when he entered the gates of heaven on October 11, 2016 after a heroic and courageous battle with cancer.  Bitt ...


Milam Nicholson Wilson Kocica, age 100, of Hollywood, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Milam was born on February 25, 1916, to the late Benjamin Hil ...


Amanda Paige Silva, 23, Gainesville
            Miss Amanda Paige Silva, age 23 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at her residence foll ...
Shirley Harrison Long, 81, Gainesville
Shirley Harrison Long, 81 and a lifelong resident died on October 11, 2016 after a period of declining health.  She was a 1953 graduate of River Bend High School where she pla ...


Edward Leonard Patton, Sr. “Ed”, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 11, 2016 from recent health issues. Ed was born on July 9, 1943 in Clay, LA; moving ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
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.