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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 4th, 2016

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Mrs. Shirley Elrod Thornton, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away peacefully at her  home on November 4, 2016.  A Daughter of the late Arthur and Nettie Cook Elrod, she ...

Dawson

Benny R. Roberts, 73, Dawsonville
Benny R. Roberts, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 4, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born February 28, 1943 in Hall County to the late Otis and ...

Forsyth

Roy Ludon Rockmore, 76, Cumming
Roy Ludon Rockmore, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016.  He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon since 1979. He lo ...

Habersham

Virginia Iola Justus Jiles Sextro Ivester, age 84, of Cornelia, GA, passed away peacefully at Habersham Home East, Habersham Medical Center, Demorest, GA on November 2, 2016. Vi ...

Hall

Lola Ann Marie Ledford, 40, Gainesville
Lola Ann Marie Ledford age 40 of Gainesville passed away Friday November 4, 2016. Funeral Service 4:00 p.m. Wednesday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home of Gai ...
Kansie Kathleen Abernathy, 91, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Monday November 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home for Kansie Kathleen Abernathy, 91 of Gainesville. Rev. Jeff Worley and R ...
Thomas Charles Adams, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Charles Adams age 84 of Gainesville passed away on Friday November 04, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Graveside services are sche ...
Clayton Lamar (Clay) Crowe, 38, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday November 08, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend R ...
Robert Lanier Ferguson, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Lanier Ferguson age 69 passed away Friday November 4, 2016 at his residence from an extended illness with Parkinson’s disease. He was the son of the late Ralph Fer ...
Harold Jackson Latimer, 42, Gainesville
Harold Jackson Latimer, age 42, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 04, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 M ...
Harold Jackson Latimer III, 42, Gainesville
Harold Jackson Latimer III, also known as “Boo” passed away on November 4, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on October 29th, 1974 Mr. Latimer was a wonderful and ente ...
Bobby “Bob” Allen Painter, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on November 4, 2016.  Funeral service will be held on Monday November 7, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Gain ...

Jackson

Mary Lou Barnett, 85, Nicholson
Mrs. Mary Lou Barnett, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Friday, November 4, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Barnett was born in Nicholson to the late Leonard and Myrtle Pace Sanders ...

Lumpkin

Nellie Mae Hope, 68, Dahlonega
  Nellie Mae Hope, age 68, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday November 4, 2016. Nellie was born on June 30, 1948 in Dahlonega, GA.  She was ...

Other

Peggy Elizabeth Collins, 73, Danielsville
Mrs. Peggy Elizabeth Collins, age 73, of Danielsville, GA died Friday, November 4, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice, Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Collins was born in Maysville ...
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.