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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 12th, 2016

Dawson

Michael Lynn Bruce, 29, Dawsonville
Michael Lynn Bruce, 29, of Dawsonville passed away Monday December 12, 2016. Born February 19, 1987, Michael was a 2005 graduate of North Forsyth High School and was employed as ...

Forsyth

Robert Tetzlaff, 89, Cumming
Mr. Robert Tetzlaff 89 of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 12, 2016. Funeral services will be held in Watertown, South Dakota at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at ...

Habersham

Virgina Knight Bonnette, 86, Clarkesville
Virginia Knight Bonnette, age 86, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016.   Mrs. Bonnette was born on November 30, 1930, in Clarkesville, Geo ...
Chandler L. Ward, 89, Cornelia
Chandler L. Ward, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016.   Mr. Ward was born on August 4, 1927, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late Pl ...
Wilma Jean Yearwood, 77, Demorest
Wilma Jean Yearwood, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 12, 2016, following a sudden illness.   Mrs. Yearwood was born on Decemb ...

Hall

Barbara Sue Little, 80, Gainesville
         Mrs. Barbara Sue Little, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illnes ...
Ervin Clinton Poole, 57, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday December 15, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church for Ervin Clinton Poole age 57 of Gainesville. The Rev. Raymond Latty, Rev. Wayne ...
Frank T. Jackson, Jr., 89, Gainesville
Mr. Frank T. Jackson, Jr., 89 of Gainesville died Monday December 12, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. ...
Ruth Elizabeth Hooper Loudermilk passed peacefully the morning of December 12th at the age of 93. The seventh child of Oliver and Susie Hooper’s family of 11 children, Ruth l ...
Mrs. Tammy Louise Miller, 50, of Alto, GA. Passed away December 12, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016 in the Chape ...
Clint Poole, 57, Gainesville
Clint Poole, 57, of Gainesville died December 12, 2016. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, 758 Main Street, Gainesville, GA.
Henry Curtis Thomas, 70, Gainesville
Memorial Services for Mr. Henry Curtis Thomas  (70) of Gainesville, GA will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, 11:00 AM at Young’s Funeral Home 1553 Old Athens Ro ...

Lumpkin

Ronald Anthony DeLorenzo, 75, died Wednesday, December 7, 2016 due to complications with Alzheimer’s disease.   Ron was the son of Anthony and Jenny DeLorenzo. & ...
June Irene Morton, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. June Irene Morton, age 79, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016.  Mrs. Morton was born in Virginia to the late Dorsey Danny Smith and Ella Beckner Smit ...

Other

Mr. Elmer L. Rosenbaugh, Jr., age 86 of Monroe, Georgia, died Monday, December 12, 2016.  Funeral service will be held Thursday December 15th, 2016 at 2:00pm, at Hamilton M ...
Jerry Parson, 58, Signal Mountain, TN
Mr. Jerry Parson, age 58, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 at Erlanger North Hospital in Red Bank, Tennessee, with his family. Funeral Service ...

Stephens

Loisetta Hillburn House, age 64, of Martin passed away Monday, December 12, 2016.  Survivors include her husband John Paul Onken, Sr.; son Michael House; daughter Elizabeth Ru ...

White

Gene Dillard, 70, Cleveland
Mr. Gene Dillard, 70, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on December 12, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 201 ...
Billy Joseph Pethel, 75, Cleveland
Mr. Billy Joseph Pethel, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.        &nb ...
James Leroy Whaley, 72, Cleveland
James Leroy Whaley, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Whaley was born on December 29, 1943 to the late Georgia McCormick ...
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.