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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 9th, 2016


Samantha Irene Williams, age 18 of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 08, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Stephens County, Georgia o ...


Carole Lee Martin, 81, Suwanee
Carole Lee Martin, age 81 of Suwanee, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016.  She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and hospitality chairman for the Honda Classic Golf ...


Kathleen Hayes, 95, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday December 13 , 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Kathleen Mayes Hayes age 95 of Gainesville. The Rev. Mike Pinson will ...
Ruby Pauline Reed Strickland, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Ruby Pauline Reed Strickland, age 95, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 following an extended illness She was born in Gainesville, GA. On February 2, 1921 t ...
Nellie Pauline Smith Payne, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Nellie Pauline Smith Payne, age 91, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 following an extended illness. She was born in Jackson County, GA. on May 14, 1925 to ...


Earl Fisher, 92, Cleveland
Earl Fisher, age 92 of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Friendship Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Mr. Fisher was born on December 22, 1923, in Whit ...
Hazel Winkler, 89, Cleveland
Hazel Tow Winkler, age 89, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, December 9, 2016.    Mrs. Winkler was born to the la ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
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.