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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Joan Spencer Wright, 75, Cumming
Joan Spencer Wright, age 75, passed away Friday, October 14.   A native Atlantan, Joan was born on June 12, 1941 to Luie and Florence Spencer.   Joan attended Rooseve ...
Jerold Lee Walton, 63, Cumming
Jerrold Lee Walton, age 63 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. Jerrold was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralee ...

Hall

Rosatta May Weaver Sipes, 95, Gainesville
Rosatta May Weaver Sipes,  age 95 of Gainesville, Ga. died peacefully at the Bell-Minor Home on October 14,2016 with her family gathered around. Services will be held at 7:00 ...
Charles Stephen Fawcett, 79, Gainesville
Charles Stephen (Chuck) Fawcett, 79, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on October 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Hospital.     ...
Cora Lee Lyles, Gainesville
Home Going Services for Mrs. Cora Lee Lyles of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016, 1:00pm at Saint John Baptist Church, 757 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gain ...
Sam T. Naff, 98, Gainesville
Sam T. Naff age 98 of Gainesville, Ga. died on Friday October 14, 2016 at his residents. Sam, was born on December 13, 1917 in Birmingham, Alb. to the late Samuel T. and Edna ...
Samuel T. Naff, 98, Gainesville
Mr. Samuel T. Naff age 98 of Gainesville, Ga. died on October 14,2016 at Lainer Village Estates. Services will be 1:30 P.M. Monday October 17,2016 at the chapel of Lai ...

Jackson

Eugene Edward Carlson, 64, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eugene Edward Carlson, age 64, of Jefferson Georgia, who passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. Mr. Carlson was born in Tifton Georg ...
Anna May Perry Smith, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Anna May Perry Smith, age 78, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. Ms. Smith was 1 of 8 children born t ...
Dorothy Mae Wilbanks, 86, Commerce
Dorothy Mae Wilbanks, age 86, of Commerce died Friday, October 14, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Wilbanks was born in Commerce to the late, Dock and Inda Mae McElreath Ledford. ...
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.