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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 15th, 2016

Banks

Ms. Ashley Nicole Bennett, age 28, of Homer, GA died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Habersham Medical Center.  Ms. Bennett was born in Demorest to Vernon Murray of Cornelia and ...
Adeley Gray Grier, inf, Homer
  Adeley Gray Grier, infant daughter of Justin Grier of Homer and the late, Ashley Nicole Bennett, died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Habersham Medical Center.  In ...

Barrow

Edward (Kokomo) Mason Owens, Jr., age 74 of Winder passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016.  Edward was born in St. Petersburgh, Florida.  He was a long term employee of L ...

Forsyth

Thomas Richard Temples, 65, Cumming
Thomas Richard Temples, age 65,  of Cumming passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016.  Mr. Temples was a member of River of Life Church of God.  He is preceded in deat ...
Charles A. Walls, 75, Cumming
Charles A. Walls, 75, of Cumming passed away Saturday October 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born May 19, 1941 to the late Claude and Effie Walls, he was a lifelo ...

Habersham

Rachel Jean Davis Byram, 84, Pensacola, FL. formerly of Cornelia
Rachel Jean Davis Byram, age 84, of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Mrs. Byram was born on June 2 ...

Hall

Timothy Cantrell, Gainesville
Mr. Timothy Cantrell of Gainesville,Ga passed October 15,2016. Funeral Arrangements announced later. Young's Funeral Home, Roger Young , Funeral Director, 1553 Old Athens Road ...

Stephens

Mrs. Myrtle Mae Baker Chandler Phillips, age 97, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Pruitt Health in Toccoa, Georgia. Born in Warren County, Georgia, on June 10, 1919 ...
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.