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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 27th, 2016

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Lucreda Seagraves Addis, 63, Cornelia
Funeral services for Lucreda Seagraves Addis, age 63, of Cornelia, will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with interment to follow at ...
John “J.D.” Holcomb, 88, Cornelia
J.D. Holcomb, age 88, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Mr. Holcomb was born on October 20, 1928 in Clayton, Georgia. He was preceded ...
Stormi Ann Whisnant, 19, Clarkesville
Stormi Ann Whisnant, age 19, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Stormi was born on July 3, 1997, in Demorest, Georgia. She was sel ...

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Kathleen McCrary Villyard, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Kathleen McCrary Villyard, 87 of Gainesville passed away peacefully at her home October 27, 2016.  She was the widow of John Alton Villyard, and mother of John S. and Lyn ...
Eve Wilson Black, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Eve Wilson Black, 88 of Gainesville went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday October 27, 2016. Born in Manchester, Georgia, Mrs. Black was the daughter of the late B ...

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Janice Burnette, 80, Cleveland
Janice McGhee Burnette, age 80, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Mrs. Burnette was born on September 29, 1936, in San Diego, California, the daughter of ...
Maureen Elizabeth Haynes, 68, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs Maureen Elizabeth Haynes, age 68 of Cleveland. Mrs Haynes passed away Wednesday,October 26, 2016. No services ar ...
Rose Mary Muszynski, 70, Cleveland
Rose Mary Muszynski, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016. Mrs. Muszynski was born April 8, 1946 in Detroit, MI to the late James and Emma Gyorkos Previch ...
Alma Pilgrim, 96, Cleveland
Alma Pilgrim, age 96, of Cleveland passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016. Mrs. Pilgrim was born December 24, 1919 in Banks County to the late Gordon Wade Sr. and Mae Thomas Wad ...
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.