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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 15th, 2016

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Brenda Kay Delee, 60, Winder
Brenda Kay Delee, age 60, of Winder passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016.  Survivors include her mother Evelyn O'Kelley; sons Christopher Eugen DeLee and wife Daphne, E ...

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Doris Ann Palmer, 72, Cumming
Doris Ann Palmer, age 72, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016.  She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Doris is preceded in de ...
David L. Dowdy, 54, Cumming
David L. Dowdy, age 54 of Cumming, went to be with the lord on December 15, 2016 after a heroic battle with cancer. David was born on April 16, 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late ...
Bill Jarmon, 71, Cumming
Bill Jarmon, 71, of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of Snellville, Georgia and Dora, Alabama passed away on December 15, 2016.   Bill was born on August 17, 1945 to Herman an ...

Habersham

David Norton, 62, Mt. Airy
David Norton, age 62 of Mt. Airy passed away December 15, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on November 15, 1954, he was a son of the late Melvin & Stella Mae Burrell Nort ...

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Dorothy Ann Harrison, 71, Gainesville
The Lord called Ms. Dorothy Ann Harrison home on December 15, 2016 after serving seventy one years on the battlefield.  Dorothy was of the Baptist Faith.  She was born on ...
Shirley Margaret Jones, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Shirley Margaret Jones, 81, of Gainesville, GA., passed away December 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in London, England, ...
Melvin Rider, 66, Gainesville
Melvin Rider age 66 of Gainesville passed away December 15, 2016. Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday December 27  at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Interm ...

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Allen William Fleming Sr., 90, Dahlonega
Al Fleming used to say, “Every day I wake up and I’m NOT at Larry Banister’s Funeral Home, it’s a great day!” On Thursday, December 15th, 2016, sur ...

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James Odell King, 75, Ila
  James Odell King, age 75, of Ila, GA passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Athens Regional.  Mr. King was born April 16, 1941 in Maysville, GA to the late Wisem ...
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.