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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 9th, 2016

Dawson

Arielle Jaylynn Devilla, 17, Dawsonville
Arielle Jaylynn Devilla, 17, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 9, 2016. Born October 27, 1999 in South Charleston, West Virginia, she had lived in Dawson County for ...

Forsyth

Stephanie Lemke Dirst, 74, Cumming
Stephanie Lemke Dirst. 74, of Cumming, GA died on November 9, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Springfield, Il she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred ...
Jerry A. Hughes, Cumming
Jerry A. Hughes left this world on November 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He had fought a long hard battle with cancer for 3 years. He never gave up that he would b ...
  Samuel Frederick Schlesinger, Jr, 85 of Cumming, GA (and formerly of East Point, GA) died on November 9, 2016.  His beloved wife, Kay predeceased him. Graveside s ...

Gwinnett

Elizabeth C. Porras, 86, Dacula
Elizabeth C. Porras, age 86 of Dacula, GA died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Ham ...

Hall

Alvis Melvin Smith, 86, Alto
Alvis Melvin Smith, age 86 of Alto, passed away on November 9, 2016.  Per Mr. Smith’s request, no services will be held at this time. Online condolences can be made at w ...
Superman Timothy “Elijah” Smith, 4 years old, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral serv ...

Jackson

Deborah Kay Brake, 61, Commerce
  Deborah Kay Brake, age 61 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday November 09, 2016.   Mrs. Brake was the daughter of the late Morgan Whitlock and Ina Ruth Bra ...

Stephens

Mr. John Terrell “Snubbie” Griffin, age 89 of 435 Mulkey Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late John C. an ...
Mrs. Sarah Janie Hallford Morrow, age 89, of Talmadge Drive, Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Pruitt Health Care of Toccoa.    A daughter of the late ...

White

Sharron Ann Oliver Garrett, age 81.  Mrs. Garrett passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Mrs. Garrett was born in Toccoa, Georgia to Vernon Estelle Holbrook and Lydia M ...
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.