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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 14th, 2016


E Taylor Murray, 78, Alto
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. E Taylor Murray, age 78, of Alto, Georgia, who passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016, at his residence. Taylor was born Februar ...


Sacha Alexander Dzuba, 38, Dawsonville
  Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Sacha Alexander Dzuba, age 38 of Dawsonville. Sacha passed away Monday, November 14, 2016. He is survived loc ...
Guinnett Chester Holtzclaw, 64, Dawsonville
Guinnett Chester Holtzclaw, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Monday November 14, 2016. Born April 2, 1952 to the late Arvel “Bit” and Elsie Bearden Chester, she was a ...


Private graveside services for Mary Shella Rutchik Hamel, age 79 of Mt. Airy will be held Friday, November 18, 2016 from the Georgia Veterans Cemetery in Milledgeville.  The f ...


Peggy Jean Claytor, 82, Gainesville
Peggy Jean Claytor, 82, of Gainesville, passed on November 14, 2016. A native of Hall County, GA, Mrs. Claytor was a daughter of the late James Ernest and Katherine Masters. She ...
Dale Painter, 66, Flowery Branch
      Mr. Dale Painter, age 66 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
Vance D Swafford, 80, Oakwood
On November 14, 2016 Mr. Vance D. Swafford went home to meet his Lord and Savior. Mr. Swafford was 80 and lived in Oakwood and was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church. ...


Lisa Rene Cash went to be with her Father in heaven on November 14, 2016. Viewing will be at Dahlonega Funeral home on 20 Gibson Road, Sunday Nov. 20th, from 1-4pm, follo ...
James T. Clarkson, Sr., 77, Bradenton, Fla.
James T. Clarkson, Sr. born March 8, 1939 in Danbury CT, passed away October 31, 2016 in Bradenton, FL.    He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara L. Clarkson ...
Thomas Elmer (Tom) Miller, 94, Dahlonega
Thomas Elmer “Tom” Miller, age 94, of Dahlonega, GA passed away peacefully on the morning of November 14, 2016. Tom was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Cou ...


Russell J. Wallace, 77, Alpharetta
Russell J. Wallace, age 77, of Cumming, formerly of Alpharetta, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016.  A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Russell wa ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
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.