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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 31st, 2016

Forsyth

Bonnie Bennett McClure, 102, Cumming
Bonnie Bennett McClure, age 102 of Cumming, passed away (with peace and grace) on Saturday, December 31, 2016.    A lifelong resident of Forsyth County, Mrs. McClur ...
Dorothy Jean Merrill, 70, Gainesville
Dorothy Jean Merrill, 70, of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Lanier Place, Cumming, Ga.    Arrangements by McDonald and Son ...

Habersham

Bishop Chester M. Smith, 77, Demorest
Bishop Chester M. Smith, age 77 of Demorest, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at his residence. Born in Reedsville, West Virginia on October 3, 1939 ...

Hall

Harry "Bud" Peterson, 89, Flowery Branch
Harry “Bud” Peterson, 89, of Flowery Branch GA, passed away on December 31, 2016 at Hope Care Center in Dacula. Memorial Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, ...
Dina Robinson, Gainesville
Dina Robinson, of Gainesville, passed away on December 31, 2016.  The funeral will be held at 11:00 am Friday January 6, 2017 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.  In ...
Dina Fidler Robinson, Gainesville
Dina Fidler Robinson passed away December 31, 2016.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday January 6, 2017 at 11:00 am at Memorial Funeral Home on Riverside Drive w ...
John Whitmire, 92, Gainesville
Mr. "J D" John Daniel Whitmire age 92 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday December 31, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Jackson

James D. Hensley, 69, Commerce
Mr. James D. Hensley, age 69 of Commerce, Ga passed away at his residence following an extended illness.            Funeral se ...

Lumpkin

Charles Sinclair Wells, 54, Dahlonega
Charles Sinclair Wells, age 54, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on December 31, 2016.   Charles was born in Leesburg, FL on August 1, 1962 to Hugh Sinclair Wells and Gloria Je ...
Sue Woody, 66, Dahlonega
Sue Woody, age 66, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away suddenly on Saturday December 31, 2016. Sue was a native and lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA.  She worked as a cook for ...

Other

Pat Lee, Atlanta
Pat Lee, of Atlanta, passed away on December 21, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday January 14, 2017 at the Chapel of Memorial Park North.  The famil ...
Muriell Duey Martin, 86, Danielsville
Muriell Duey Martin, age 86 of Danielsville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Born in Deshler, Nebraska, on October 22, 1930, she was a daughter of the late D ...

Stephens

James Lawrence Haynes, 75, Toccoa
Mr. James Lawrence Haynes, age 75 of 198 Davis Avenue, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of the la ...
Roy Dwayne Pless, 38, Eastanollee
Mr. Roy Dwayne Pless, age 38 of 202 Eastanollee School Road, Eastanollee passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at his home. A son of Sonny Pless and the late Delores Littleton ...

White

Yvondia Virginia Moseley, 65, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Yvondia Virginia Moseley, age 65 of Cleveland. Mrs. Moseley passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016. Funeral service ...
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.