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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 3rd, 2016

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Laurel Weir Mackenzie, 56, Dawsonville
Ms Laurel Weir Mackenzie age 56 of Dawsonville passed away on October 3, 2016.  Laurel was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and later moved to Florida where she resided until 2005 ...

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L. B. Robinson, 87, Gainesville
Mr. L. B. Robinson, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Sidney Lanier Roland Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 3, 2016.  Born on June 11, 1935, Sidney Lanier Roland Jr. was the son of the late Sidney Lanier Ro ...

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Audrey Rita Hughes Puckett, 90, Gainesville
Audrey Rita Hughes Puckett, 90, died Monday, October 3, 2016 at her home in Gainesville, GA.  Funeral services will be conducted at Memorial Park Funeral Home at 2030 Memor ...
Noel Douglas Gibbs, 60, Greenwood, Indiana formerly of Gainesville
  Noel Douglas Gibbs, age 60, of Greenwood, Indiana passed away at his home on October 3, 2016. Doug was born June 19, 1956 in Gainesville, Georgia to  J.D (Doug) and ...
Tammy Potter, 51, Gainesville
       Ms. Tammy Potter age 51 of Gainesville passed away on Monday October 03, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illn ...
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.