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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 4th, 2016

Dawson

Kenneth (K.K.) Turner, 85, Dawsonville
Kenneth “K. K.” Turner, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 4, 2016. Born November 27, 1931 in Salisbury, NC to the late Joseph and Myrtie Vera Turner, he ...

Forsyth

Barbara Pirkle, 74, Cumming
Barbara Pirkle, age 74 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016.  She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. A faithful, loving and devoted wife and mother, B ...

Gwinnett

Ellen Edith Lackey Sturm, age 91 of Athens, GA died December 4, 2016. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church. T ...

Habersham

Comer Rudeseal, 101, Mt. Airy
Comer Rudeseal, age 101, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Mr. Rudeseal was born on June 20, 1915 in Mount Airy, Georgia to James Henry and N ...

Hall

James Curtis Griffith, 84, Gainesville
Mr. James Curtis Griffith, also known as “Big Daddy” and “The Dr.” was ushered into eternal rest on December 4, 2016.  James was born October 31, 1932 ...
Vallie Lorene Patton passed away December 4, 2016 after an extended illness at the age of 96. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the chape ...
Mr. “Mack” Malcolm Gordon Pittman, age 84, of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Fu ...
Helen Spencer, 86, Oakwood
Helen Spencer, 86, of Oakwood, died Sunday December 4, 2016.  A longtime resident of the area and retired business owner, Helen grew up in Chicago, Illinois and was the dau ...

Jackson

Nancy Ruth Graves, 78, Hoschton
Nancy Ruth Graves, age 78, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Lifeway Church, 2005 Hurric ...
Faye Brookshire Roberts, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Faye Brookshire Roberts, age 78 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Mrs. Roberts was born in ...

Rabun

Rosemary Jenkins Brooks, 90, Lakemont
Rosemary Jenkins Brooks, age 90, of Lakemont, Georgia, passed away on December 4, 2016 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. Rosemary was the daughter of Bernard “B.P” P ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Eunice Virginia Smith, age 91 of Lula. Mrs. Smith passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. Graveside services are sc ...
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.