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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 9th, 2016

Dawson

Easter Gayton Amos, 88, Dawsonville
Easter Gayton Amos, 88, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday October 8, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Center following a period of declining health. Born April 8, 1928 to the late Jo ...

Forsyth

Larmon Roy Barron, 85, Cumming
Rev. Larmon Roy Barron, age 85, of Cumming passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016. A loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother, Larmon was a ...
Carolyn McAlpin Neely, 76, Cumming
Carolyn McAlpin Neely, 76, of Cumming, GA died at Vitas Hospice Duluth on Sunday, October 9, 2016.  Born in Magee, MS she was the daughter of the late Olice and Newman McAlpin ...

Habersham

Dorothy Oatley Bell, 84, Demorest
Dorothy Oatley Bell, age 84, passed away surrounded by family in the early morning hours of October 9th. Born on December 18th, 1931, in Atlanta, Georgia, she was affectionatel ...

Hall

Bryant Davis, 48, Gainesville
Mr. Bryant Davis, age 48, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at his residence. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2016 in the Chapel of Me ...
Thomas Edward Garner, 92, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Edward (Ed) Garner, age 92, of Gainesville passed away into the arms of his savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – G ...
Margaret Segers Jackson, age 74, of Lula, Georgia (Rock Springs Community) went to be with The Lord on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Mrs. Jackson was born on December 15, 1941 in B ...
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.