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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 26th, 2016

Forsyth

Judy Melissa Allison, 67, Cumming
Judy Melissa Allison, age 67, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016.  Judy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who loved ...

Gwinnett

Mary Elizabeth Reed Hogan, 84, Lawrenceville
Mary Elizabeth Reed Hogan, age 84 of Lawrenceville, GA died Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memoria ...
Johnnie M. Roe, 80, Sugar Hill
Johnnie M. Roe, age 80 of Sugar Hill, GA died Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Funeral service will be held Monday, October 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. J ...

Habersham

Mary Evelyn McClure Clarke, 70, Clarkesville
Mary Evelyn McClure Clarke, age 70, of Clarkesville, Ga. passed away October 25, 2016 at the Habersham Medical Center. She was born in Pompano Beach Florida January 26, 1946 the da ...

Hall

Ralph Fogelberg Barth, 88, Gainesville
Ralph Fogelberg Barth, 88 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday October 26, 2016 at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville. Ralph was born on November 28, 1927 in Rut ...
Essie Mae Morrison, 78, Gainesville
Essie Mae Johnson Morrison was born on April 7 1938 to the late Pearlie Mae Sutton and Carey Toland. She departed this life on Wednesday October 26 2016 following a brief illness. ...
Rayburn Pearson, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Rayburn Pearson, age 78, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on October 26, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended battle with cancer. Mr. Pearson was bor ...

Jackson

Robert L. Phillips, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert L. Phillips, age 84, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, October 26, 2016.  Mr. Phillips was born in Je ...

Lumpkin

Anthony Harold Jarrard, 49, Dahlonega
  Anthony Harold Jarrard, age 49, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday October 26, 2016. Anthony was born on February 24, 1967 to Harold W. and ...
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.