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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 2nd, 2016


Timothy (Tim) C. Ledford, 55, Dawsonville
Timothy “Tim” C. Ledford, age 55 of Dawsonville, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016.  Mr. Ledford was born February 27, 1961 in Gainesville to the late Claude ...


Velma Allie Stickel, 75, Cumming
Velma Allie Stickel, age 75, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, John Stickel; sisters, Barbara Sargent, Vivi ...


Choob (Noy) Bantaum, 55, Cornelia
Choob  “Noy” Bantaum, age 55, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016. Mrs. Bantaum was born on September 17, 1961 in Thailand t ...


Pauline Brown Blakeney, 95, Greeneville, TN, formerly of Gainesville
Pauline Brown Blakeney passed away peacefully Friday evening at Morning Pointe of Greeneville at the age of 95. Pauline was a very smart and accomplished lady. Born in Alabama, ...
Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, Gainesville
Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 A Memorial service will be held in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home on December 17, 2016 at 2: ...
Martha Jean Michely, 64, Gainesville
Martha Jean Michely, 64, of Gainesville died Friday, December 2, 2016.  Born in York, SC., she was the daughter of Reid T. and Dorothy Williams of Gainesville. Jean graduat ...


Judson Walker Batts, 80, Dahlonega
Judson Walker Batts, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA, joined his Father in Heaven on December 2, 2016. Visitation will be held from 4PM until 8PM on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Dahlo ...


Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, Atlanta formerly of Gainesville
Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, of Atlanta, MI. and Gainesville, GA. (formerly of Southgate MI) passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016.  Eleanor was born in Dearborn, MI.  She ...


Bessie Jane Dryman Barnes, age 105, of Clayton, Georiga, passed away on December 2, 2016 at her home. She was born in Macon County NC the daughter of the late Ray Dryman and Mamie ...


Ray Pickens Bell, 77, Toccoa
Mr. Ray Pickens Bell, age 77 of Oakway Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, December 2, at his residence. A son of the late Elmer Pickens and Myrtie McClellan Bell, he was bor ...


Kelly K. Williams, 30, Cleveland
Kelly K. Williams, age 30, of Cleveland, GA passed away Friday, December 2, 2016.   Service arrangements are pending at this time.   Hillside Chapel Funeral H ...
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.
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.