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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 10th, 2016


John Frederick Miller, 62, Buford
John Frederick Miller loved his country, his dogs, and—most of all—his wife, Carole. He was a strong man with a penchant for great cooking and grilling. His friends and ...
Mary Sessoms, 90, Suwanee
Mary Sessoms of Suwanee, GA passed peacefully after almost 90 years of life and loving Christ. Mary was an RN and loved helping others. She was a loyal member of Shallowford Presby ...


Lloyd Wilson, 78, Alto
Lloyd Wilson, age 78, of Alto, GA, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 after an extended illness. Mr. Wilson was born in Hall County, GA on September 16, 1937 to the late H ...


Mary Anna Morris Dunagan, 93, Gainesville
            Mrs. Mary Anna Morris Dunagan, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at New Horizon ...


Linda Lou Warren Dowdy, 66, Dahlonega
Mrs. Linda Lou Warren Dowdy age 66 passed away on February 10, 2016 in McRae Georgia following an extended illness.  Mrs. Dowdy was Born on April 6th, 1949 in Morganton, Georg ...


James Carroll Kesler, 80, Toccoa
Mr. James Carroll Kesler, age 80 of 21 Pebble Creek Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late James Nathan an ...


Jeremy Scott Dockery, 33, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jeremy Scott Dockery, age 33 of Cleveland. Jeremy  passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Funeral service ...
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.