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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 10th, 2016


Jerry Wayne Melton, 70, Cumming
Jerry Wayne Melton 70, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 10, 2016.   He is preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Bessie Melton, his sister Joyce Marsh, and his ...


Robert “Douglas” Collins, age 84, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 following an extended illness. Mr. Collins was born on July 14, 1932 in ...


Mrs. Martha Rachel Hulsey Inman passed away December 10, 2016. A lifetime resident of Hall County, she was born on September 1, 1957. Mrs. Inman was the daughter of the late Weldon ...


George Michael Bullington, 65, Braselton
Mr. George Michael Bullington, age 65, of Braselton passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016 at his residence, with his family. Memorial Services will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday ...
Howard Jefferson Dorsey, 57, Braselton
Howard Jefferson Dorsey, age 57, of  Braselton passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016. Howard loved NASCAR, fishing and hunting.  Survivors include the love of his ...
Addie Grace Martin, 81, Commerce
Mrs. Addie Grace Martin was born in Jackson County on May 27, 1932 to the parents of James Rance Dukes and Frankie Mae Johnson. She was a member of St. Paul First Baptist Church wh ...
Julian C. Varnum, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Julian C. Varnum, age 91 of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Mr. Varnum was born in Jefferson, a so ...


Iree Hembree Logan, 83, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Iree Hembree Logan, age 83 of Athens, Georgia, who entered into rest Saturday, December 10, 2016.  Mrs. Logan was born in Jackso ...


James E. O’Keefe, Jr, 71, Cleveland
James E. O’Keefe, Jr. was born Oct 17th 1945, he was killed running into a burning orphanage to save children, at least that’s what he’ll tell you.   He is p ...
Lillie Mae Green, co-founder of Green's Grocery, dies at 99
The woman who founded and ran Green's Grocery with her husband in 1950 died Thursday.
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
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.