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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 27th, 2016

Dawson

Mick Holloway, 78, Dawsonville
Mick Hollaway, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 27, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following a period of declining health. Born February 28, 1938 and raised ...

Forsyth

Hazel Abi Burruss Glass, age 82 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016.  She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She loved collecting angels. She is su ...
Joseph Haraka, 83, Cumming
Joseph Haraka 83, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 27, 2016. He is survived by his wife Sally Haraka, his children Gregg Haraka. Scott Haraka, Marie Haraka, brothers and s ...
Craig Johnston, 61, Gainesville
Craig Johnston, 61, of Gainesville GA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 27th 2016,  with his loving family at his side. A visitation will be held from ...
Towru Nagano, 91, Suwanee
Towru Nagano, 91, of Suwanee, GA passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his residence.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonald a ...
John W. Steadman, 89, Cumming
Mr. John W. Steadman, age 89, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Bell Minor Nursing Home. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2016 in th ...

Habersham

Fay Blackburn, 81, Cornelia
Mr. Fay Blackburn, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting  ...

Hall

Dean Michael Brown, 66, Gillsville
Dean Michael Brown, age 66 of Gillsville, GA passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016.   Mr. Brown was the son of the late Tom S. and Nellie Mae McCoy Brown. He was a member o ...
Artis Haynes, 78, Lula
Artis Haynes, age 78 of Lula, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his residence. Born in Lula, Georgia on January 19, 1938, he was a son of the late Addie Grove ...
Frank Alan Lively, 64, Clermont
Mr. Frank Alan Lively age 64 of Clermont, Georgia passed away of December the 27, 2016.   A graveside service is scheduled for Mr. Lively on Friday, December 30, 2016 at o ...
William Perry Moon, 66, Buford
William Perry Moon, age 66, of Buford passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

Lumpkin

Minnie Belle Stargel Patton, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Tuesday December 27, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.  Minnie Belle ...

Other

Dorothy Browning Adams, 64, Marietta
MARIETTA. GA --- Dorothy (Dottie) Browning Adams, 64, who devoted her life to supporting individuals with disabilities and their families, died of cancer on Tuesday, Dec. 27, after ...

White

Joan Lynette Hulsey, 73, Cleveland
Mrs. Joan Lynette Hulsey, age 73, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016.  Mrs. Hulsey was born to the late Raymond and Bernice Carter Saine.  She was pr ...
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.