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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 24th, 2016

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Barbara Ann Chester, 65, Dawsonville
Barbara Ann Chester, 65, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday November 24, 2016 at Emory University Hospital. Barbara was born November 19, 1951.  She graduated from Forest ...
Marvin C. Owen, 84, Dawsonville
Marvin C. Owen, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday November 24, 2016 at Cumming Nursing Center following a period of declining health. Born February 4, 1932 to the late Mac ...

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Sarah G "Jerry" Ellenburg, 82, Gainesville
Sarah G “Jerry” Ellenburg, 82, of Gainesville, died Thursday November 24, 2016 at her residence after a long illness.   She was a wife, mother, grandmother, ...
Janet Louise Phillippi Hall, 68, Murrayville
Janet Louise Phillippi Hall, age 68, of Murrayville passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, George E. and Jessie Lee Phillippi and her sis ...
Richard Robertson Mathis, 59, Gainesville
Richard Robertson Mathis age 59 of Gainesville, GA passed away on November 24, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.  He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Loretta L. Mathis, two d ...
Sarah L. Morlock, 81, Gainesville
Sarah (Tanner) Morlock passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a short battle with brain cancer and pneumonia.  She was born N ...

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Robert Ellsworth Hedden, 88, Cleveland
Robert Ellsworth Hedden, age 88, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016, in his home, surrounded by family.  Mr. Hedden was born on October 24, 1928, to the l ...
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.