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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 29th, 2016

Dawson

Marion Gleeson Perry, 94, Dawsonville
Marion Gleeson Perry, 94, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 29, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 3, 1922 to the late Cliffor ...

Forsyth

Karen Diane Pilgrim, age 51 of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and friend ...

Habersham

Noah Lee Thompson, 67, Cornelia
  Mr. Noah Lee Thompson, 67, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on December 29, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, J ...

Hall

Larry Johnson, 67, Gainesville
 On April 2, 1949, Mr. and Mrs. William (Mamie Thompson) Johnson received a precious gift from God, a son named Larry Johnson.  After 67 years of earthly service, on Thur ...
Roy Keels, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Roy Keels, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 201 ...
Kathleen (Kathy) Schumacher Phillips, born May 24, 1959 to Paul Schumacher and Marie Wilberding of Carroll, Iowa, passed away on December 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cent ...
Jennie Lee Shirley, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Jennie Lee Shirley departed this life at the age of 86 years-old on Thursday, December 29, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. Jennie was born on August 10, 1930 in Jackson Cou ...

Jackson

Betty Sue Hollis Hamilton, 80, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Sue Hollis Hamilton, age 80 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, December 29, 2016.  Mrs. Hamilton was bo ...

Rabun

Armede Craft Bynum, 80, Clayton
Armede Craft Bynum passed away peacefully at her home on December 29th, 2016 surrounded by her family.  She was born in Conyers, Georgia on May 4th, 1936, to Dr. Luther Blake ...
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.