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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 25th, 2016

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Hazel Culver Puckett, 62, Auburn
Hazel Culver Puckett, age 62, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016.  Hazel loved her church, her family, cooking, hunting and fishing.   Survivors include ...

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Geraldine Carney Dorminey, 83, Dawsonville
Mrs. Geraldine Carney Dorminey, age 83, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016.   Geraldine was a native and lifelong resident of ...

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Aimee Kasongo Omari, 50, Braselton
Aimee Kasongo Omari, age 50 of Braselton, GA died Friday, November 25, 2016. Funeral service will be held Sunday, December, 4, 2016 at 12:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. In ...

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Grady R. Nolan, 74, Demorest
Grady R. Nolan, age 74, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, November 25, 2016. Mr. Nolan was born on November 29, 1941 in Bastrop, Louisiana. He is precede ...

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Nelson Bradford Haller, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Nelson Bradford Haller, age 84 years, a resident of Gainesville, Ga, and formerly of Belington, WV, departed this life Friday November 25th 2016 in the Ruby Memorial Hospi ...
Barry L. Laurent, 54, Gainesville
Mr. Barry L. Laurent age 54 of Gainesville, died Monday November 21, 2016. He was born in Flint, Michigan and had been a resident of the Gainesville area for many years. He was sel ...
Leland L. Pool, 86, Gainesville
Dr. ?Leland Leon Pool, age 86, passed on November 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born in Atlanta, he moved as a teenager to Winder where he met Betty, h ...
Dorothy Nell Whitmire, 88, Chicopee
Ms. Dorothy Nell Whitmire, age 88, of Chicopee passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016.          Memorial services are scheduled for Monda ...

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Lydia Von Bargen, 75, Nicholson
Lydia Von Bargen, age 75, of Nicholson passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 at her residence.   Mrs. Von Bargen was born July 15, 1941 in Demorest, Georgia to the late ...
John Charles Whitten, 62, Commerce
Mr. John Charles Whitten, age 62, of Commerce, GA died Friday, November 25, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Whitten was born in Paintsville, KY to the late Jay Whitten, Sr. and He ...

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Martin Lee Tittle, 66, Cleveland
Martin Lee Tittle of Cleveland, Georgia (formerly of Ocala, Florida) passed peacefully in his home surrounded by family and his beloved dogs on November 25, 2016.  Martin was ...
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.