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Thomas Hiram Gaines, 49, Winder
Thomas Hiram Gaines, age 49 of Winder, GA died Friday, December 16, 2016 following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Christy Gaines, Winder; children, Shawn Salter, ...

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Cary Mustaki, 73, Cumming
Cary Mustaki, age 73, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016. Cary was born in 1943, to the late Peter and Mae Cary Mustaki. He was a veteran of the United States Ar ...

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Richard Broner, 58, Cornelia
James Richard Broner, age 58 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on October 18, 1958, he was a son of the late Frank and Mar ...
Vivian “Pat” McGraw Morrison, age 73, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, December 16, 2016 following an extended illness.   Mrs. Morrison ...
Susie Mae "Sue" Mann O'Kelley, 96, Clarkesville
Susie Mae “Sue” Mann O’Kelley, age 96 of Clarkesville, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, December 16, 2016.   Born in Danielsville, Georgia on Octo ...
Claudia Jeannie Autry Rafinski, age 68 of Mt. Airy passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 following an extended illness. An online guest registry is available at www.hillsid ...
Brenda Ramey Waters, 69, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Brenda Ramsey Waters, age 69 of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Clarkesville United Methodist Church.  Rev. Brian ...

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Susan Lynn Allison, 60, Gainesville
Miss Susan Lynn Allison, 60 of Gainesville died Friday December 16, 2016 at Mountain Lake Medical Center in Clayton. Born in Hall County, Miss Allison was the daughter of the la ...
Patty Turner Funk, 85, Clermont
Patty Turner Funk, age 85, of Clermont passed away Sunday, December 16, 2016 following a sudden illness. Mrs. Funk was born April 5, 1931 in Clermont, Georgia to the late R.L. a ...
Deborah Elaine Harkins, 59, Gainesville
Deborah “Debo” Elaine Harkins, 59, of Gainesville, GA passed away on December 16, 2016 following an extended illness.   Born in Monroe Georgia on May 16, 195 ...
Ella Jean Young Stowe, 82, Gillsville
   Mrs. Ella Jean Young Stowe, age 82 of Gillsville, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.  &nb ...

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James “Paul” Burton, 91, Dahlonega
James “Paul” Burton, age 91, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday December 16, 2016. Paul was born in Clarkesville, GA on February 21, 1925; moving to Dahlonega in ...
Joshua Keith Wallace, 33, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Joshua Keith Wallace, age 33 of Dahlonega. Josh passed away Friday, December 16, 2016. Funeral services are schedu ...

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Billy Garnett Davis, 79, Toccoa
Mr. Billy Garnett Davis age 79 of Toccoa went to his heavenly home following an extended illness on December 16, 2016.   A son of the late Garnett and Annie Bell Murphy Davi ...
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.