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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 26th, 2016

Habersham

James Louis Puckett II, 72, Demorest
James Louis Puckett II, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016. Mr. Puckett was born on September 4, 1944, in Hapeville, Georgia, to the lat ...

Hall

Janice Maxcine Carr, 75, Gainesville
Ms. Janice Maxcine Carr, 75, of Gainesville passed away on December 26, 2016. A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Memorial ...
J.D. Hamby, 79, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday December 30, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for J.D. Hamby age 79 of Gainesville. The Rev. Kenneth Pilcher and Rev. Bill ...
Eleanor Love Harper, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Eleanor Love Harper, 91, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on December 26, 2016 due to an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Decembe ...
Juan M. Hernandez-Santos, 49, Gainesville
Mr. Juan M. Hernandez-Santos, 49, of Gainesville passed away on December 26, 2016. A funeral services are incomplete and will be announced. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 M ...
Rosean (Rosie) White Lehr, 60, Gainesville
Rosean (Rosie) White Lehr of Gainesville, GA passed away at home on December 26, 2016, after a long struggle with pain and illness.  Born on December 10, 1952 in Aiken, SC to ...
Natalie Grace Villicana, 6 d, Gainesville
Miss Natalie Grace Villicana, 6 days old, of Gainesville, passed away December 26, 2016. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Memori ...

Jackson

Michael Steve Phillips, 65, Jefferson
Michael Steve Phillips, age 65 of Jefferson, GA passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.   Mr. Phillips was the son of Annie Grace Nix Phillips and the late Thomas Roscoe ...

Lumpkin

Harold Dean Gooch, 72, Dahlonega
Harold Dean Gooch, age 72, of Dahlonega passed away on December 26, 2016 following an extended illness.  He was surrounded by his loving family.  Mr. Gooch was a member o ...
Dorothy Gail Webb, 76, Dahlonega
Dorothy Gail Webb, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at home on Monday December 26, 2016. Our mother, Dorothy G. Webb, is now resting peacefully in the arms of her Savior of ...

Other

John Sam Consos, Sr., 73, Sandy Springs
John Sam Consos, Sr.,  age 73, of sandy Springs passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.  He was a devout member of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church ...

White

Estelle Duckett Jarrard, 101, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Estelle Duckett Jarrard, age 101 of Cleveland. Mrs. Jarrard passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.   F ...
Polly Palmer, 93, Cleveland
Polly Palmer, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.  Mrs. Palmer was born July 14, 1923, in Chamblee, Ga., to the late Myrtle and Pleasant Adams. ...
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.