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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 13th, 2016

Banks

Henry Edison Tompkins, 84, Commerce
Mr. Henry Edison Tompkins, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Tompkins was born in Westminster, SC to the late J.B. Tompkins, Jr. and Tom ...

Barrow

Mrs. Kristina Pierson Eckhof age 40 of Winder passed away on Thursday October 13, 2016 at Clearview Hospital in Monroe, Ga following an extended illness. Memorial services are s ...

Forsyth

Joyce “ Nanny” Satterfield, age 77, of Talking Rock, formerly of Cumming passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016. Nanny was a fun, loving person and unconditionally love ...

Hall

Max E. (Gene) McGuffey, 83, Murrayville
Max E. (Gene) McGuffey, 83, of Murrayville, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016 ...
Connie Self, 62, Gainesville
Ms. Connie Self age 62 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday October 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday October 15, 2016 ...
Hayley Deneen Smith, 52, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Hayley Deneen Smith, age 52, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will b ...
George Lee Spencer, 86, Oakwood
George Lee Spencer, 86 of Oakwood, GA, passed away October 13, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled at 12:00 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2016 in the chapel at Little & Davenpor ...
George Lee Spencer, 86, Oakwood
George Lee Spencer, 86, of Oakwood died on October 13, 2016.    A longtime resident of the area and retired business owner, George grew up in West Virginia and was ...

Lumpkin

Dimple Fricks, 87, Dahlonega
Dimple Fricks, 87, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday October 13, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born June 24, 1929 to the late Grover and Carrie J ...
Allie Elizabeth Richardson, age 42, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on October 13, 2016. Allie was born in Gainesville, GA on August 4, 1974 to Wade a ...
Albert “Carlton” Sisk, 76, Dahlonega
Albert “Carlton” Sisk, age 76, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 13, 2016. Carlton was born on July 10, 1940 to the late Homer and Alma Sp ...

Other

Steve Pruitt, 74, Carnesville
Steve Pruitt, age 74, of Carnesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Mr. Pruitt was born on May 21, 1942, in Commerce, Georgia, to the late Ralph W. and Rut ...

Stephens

Mrs. Christine Campbell Powers, age 89 of 99 Nancy Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late Anderson Lon and Myrtle ...
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.