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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 17th, 2016

Banks

Shannon Roberts, 45, Maysville
A Graveside Service for Mr. Shannon Roberts, age 45, of Maysville, Georgia will be held Friday, October 21, 2016 at 2:30 P. M. at Barrow Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Cook offic ...

Barrow

Cody Allen Byrd, 27, Winder
     Mr. Cody Allen Byrd, age 27, of Winder, Georgia passed away October 17, 2016 as the result of a vehicle accident.  He had attended the Winder Christian ...

Forsyth

Kenneth James Mullinax, 66, Cumming
Kenneth James Mullinax, age 66, passed away on October 17, 2016, in Athens, GA. He was born in 1949, to the late James and Avis Bonnelle Mullinax. Kenneth was a member at Antioch B ...

Hall

Karen Elizabeth England Allen, 54, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Karen Elizabeth England Allen age 54 of Flowery Branch passed away on October 17, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.   Memorial services wi ...
Eunice Jane Beasley, 78, Murrayville
Mrs. Eunice Jane Beasley, age 78, of Murrayville passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016 at North East Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Brent C. Burkett, 41, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday October 20, 2016 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Brent Colquett Burkett, age 41 of Gainesville. Dr. Mike Williams and ...
Estelle Young Hurley, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Estelle Young Hurley, 95 of Gainesville died Monday October 17, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Hurley was the daught ...
Mildred Campbell Martin, 96, Gainesville
Mrs. Mildred Campbell Martin, age 96, of Donora, Pennsylvania and most recently of Gainesville passed away peacefully Monday, October 17, 2016 at The Oaks at Limestone. The fami ...
Cathie Mooney, 55, Gainesville
Cathie Mooney, 55 of Gainesville died Monday, October 17, 2016. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Cathie worked as a licensed practical nurse for the Longstreet Clinic for ove ...
Linda E. Wingfield, 64, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Linda E. Wingfield, age 64, of Flowery Branch passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016 at North East Georgia Medical Center after a brief illness. Funeral services are sch ...

Jackson

Tommy Sanders, 60, Commerce
  Mr. Tommy Sanders, age 60, of Commerce, GA died Monday, October 17 at his residence.  Mr. Sanders was born in Commerce to the late Robert Lee Sanders, Jr. and Grace ...

Lumpkin

Bobby Stepp, 50, Dahlonega
Bobby Stepp, 50, of Dahlonega passed away Monday October 17, 2016. Born March 25, 1966 in Rome, Georgia, Bobby moved to Dawson County in 1973 and had been living in Lumpkin Coun ...

Other

Karen Jean Viator Winslow, 51, Alpharetta
  Karen Jean Viator Winslow, 51, of Alpharetta, GA passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, October 17, 2016, after a long and courageous battle, surrounded by th ...

Rabun

Henry Michael “Mike” Clark, 68, Lakemont, Ga.
Henry Michael “Mike” Clark age 68, of Lakemont, Ga., passed away October 17, 2016 peacefully at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born November 1 ...

Stephens

Sgt. Joel Brandon Lawton-USMC-Res., age 30 passed away suddenly October 17, 2016. A son of Ashley Lawton and Justine Lawton, he was born January 15, 1986 in Harrisburg, Pennsyl ...
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.