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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 6th, 2016

Forsyth

Ann Bobo, 73, Cumming
Ann Bobo, age 73 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016.  She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, E. B. and Lena ...
Virginia Chloe McMillan Terrell, November 6, 1942 – November 6, 2016.   A vibrant, funny, ambitious, and loyal perfectionist, she was known by her family and close ...
David Weinbender, 102, Cumming
David Weinbender died on Sunday, November 6, 2016.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Dolores Liss Weinbender in 2013 (married September 30, 1950 in De ...

Gwinnett

Michael Terry “Mick” Stamey, age 71 of Buford and formerly of the Batesville Community, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016. Mr. Stamey’s wishes were to be cr ...
Charles (Charlie) Elton Williams of Buford, Georgia and Belmopan, Belize passed away November 6th. Charlie, 68 years old at the time of his death, had been battling leukemia. Charl ...

Habersham

Socorro Cabrera Navarro, 54, Cornelia
Socorro Cabrera Navarro, age 54 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016. Born in Cueramaro, GTO, on May 23, 1962, he was a son of Emiliano and Maria Navarro Cabrera of ...
Louette Watkins, 76, Alto
Louette Watkins, age 76, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Ms. Watkins was born on July 5, 1940, in Habersham County, Georgia, to the late Herman and Li ...

Hall

Brenda Denise Crane, 52, Clermont
Mrs. Brenda Denise Crane age 52 of Clermont, GA, passed away on Sunday, November 06, 2016 at her residence.               Visitation will be T ...
Henry Stanley Davis, 65, Gainesville
Mr. Henry Stanley Davis age 65 of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral Services are scheduled Wedn ...
Christine (Granny) Gee, 84, Hendersonville, NC, formerly Gainesville
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday November 10, 2016, at Solid Rock Baptist Church, Maysville, Ga, for Christine “Granny Gee”, age 84 of Hendersonville, N ...
Rebecca Anne Howard, 55, Gainesville
Rebecca Blume Howard, 3645 Lodgehaven Circle, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on November 6, 2016. She died at home following a prolonged illness. She was with her family until t ...
Amanda Montine Hudgins, 31, Gainesville
Miss Amanda Montine Hudgins age 31 of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Sunday November 6, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     &n ...
Floyd Mize, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Floyd William Mize age 83 of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     &nbs ...
Verena Ruegg, 87, Gainesville
Ms. Verena Ruegg, age 87, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Pure Heart Personal Care. Private Services will be held at a later date. Ms. Ruegg was born O ...

Jackson

Leon Arthur Powell, 70, Commerce
Mr. Leon Arthur Powell, age 70, of Commerce died Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Powell was born in Athens to the late, William Stewart and Mona Betty King Po ...

Lumpkin

Velma Grace Maloy Greber, 81, Dahlonega
Velma Grace Maloy Greber, 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away November 6, 2016. Velma was born in Decatur County GA Feb. 28, 1935. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and wa ...
Arron J. Nix, 83, Dahlonega
Mr. Aaron J. Nix, age 83 passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Pec ...

Other

Diana Winkfield Campbell, 59, Greenville, SC
            Ms. Diana Winkfield Campbell, age 59 of Greenville, SC passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Northeast Ge ...
Shelby Jean Howard, 78, Fayetteville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shelby Jean Howard, age 78, of Fayetteville, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Mrs. Howard was born in Pelzer, So ...

White

Alma Ruth Parks Combs, 87, Cleveland
Alma Ruth Parks Combs, age 87, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday November 6, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Combs was born in White County the daughter of the late Otha B. and ...
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.