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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 20th, 2016

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E. C. Prather, 78, Cumming
E. C. Prather, age 78, of Cumming, Ga, passed away on October 20, 2016. He was born in 1938, to the late Dewey and Grace Prather. E. C. was a great farmer and will always be rememb ...
Bernard Thomas "Tommy" Wood, age 71, of Cumming passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016.  Mr. Wood was a proud Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He is preceded ...

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Mack Couch, 89, Clarkesville
Mr. Mack Couch, age 89 of Clarkesville passed away October 20, 2016.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chap ...

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Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 22, 2016 at Pine Grove Baptist Church for William Johnny Aikens Jr., age 66 of Lula. The body will lie-in-state from 1 ...
Joseph Brown “J.B.” Johnston, Jr., age 82, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016. Mr. Johnston was born on November 3, 1933 in Fort Myers, FL to t ...
Mr. Marvin H. “Woody” Wood Jr. age 78 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday October 20, 2016 at Ashton Senior Living Center following an extended illness from Alzheime ...

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Mrs. Suzanne Smith Crowe passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at her residence. Born in Rome, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Roy Carlton and Emily Sewell Smith. ...

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Sharon Lee Burdick, 72, Sautee Nacoochee
With deepest regret, we announce the passing of Sharon Lee Burdick, 72, of Sautee-Nacoochee, GA on October 20, 2016.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, October ...
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.