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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 17th, 2016

Dawson

Glen Pat Gober, 76, Dawsonville
Glen Pat Gober, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 17,, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born June 20, 1940 in Forsyth County to the late George a ...
Thomas B. Mote, 72, Dawsonville
Thomas B. Mote, age 72, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.   Thomas was ...

Forsyth

Frances Dishroom, 84, Cumming
Frances Dishroom, age 84 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016.  She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Frances  was preceded in death by her first ...

Gwinnett

Carolyn Lee Hughes, 75, Buford
Mrs. Carolyn Lee Hughes, age 75, of Buford passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, surrounded by her family.     Funeral Services wil ...

Hall

Thelma M. Doss, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Thelma M. Doss, 94, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 16, 2016. A graveside burial service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:00 am for family only. ...
Loy Douglas 'Doug' Harrison, 62, Gainesville
Loy Douglas "Doug" Harrison passed away Dec. 17, 2016. Doug was born in Gainesville Ga. Son of the late Loy C. Harrison and Faye D. Harrison. Mr. Harrison is survived by ...
Charlie Haynes, 79, Gainesville
 Charlie Haynes, 79, of Gainsville, passed away, December 16, 2016. Born September 20, 1937 he was the son of the late Willie Haynes and Cindy Carroll Haynes.  In additio ...

Jackson

Ernest Willie Loggins, 74, Winterville
Ernest Willie Loggins, age 74, of Winterville, Georgia passed away at his home, surrounded by family, on Saturday, December 17th 2016.  Mr. Loggins was a retired pai ...
Beatrice Holder Varnum, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Beatrice Holder Varnum, age 89 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, December 17, 2016.  Mrs. Varnum was precede ...

Stephens

Jack Morris Cheek, 81, Toccoa
Jack Morris Cheek, age 81, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. Mr. Cheek was born on September 9, 1935 in Stephens County, Georgia. He was precede ...

White

Joan Lynch Bowser, 91, Cleveland
Joan Lynch Bowser, 91, died December 17, 2016 in Baldwin, Georgia. She was born June 12, 1925 to James and Mary Habershaw in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Early in her life she develo ...
Harvey Joe Clark, 88, Cleveland
Harvey Joe Clark, 88, of Cleveland passed away December 17, 2016. No services scheduled at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 305 ...
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.