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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 17th, 2016


  Mildred Jeanette Westbrook Massey, age 95 of Homer, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Born in Banks County, on December 19, 1920, she was the daughter of the l ...


Clifford Spry Jr., 68, Cornelia
Clifford Spry, Jr., age 68, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.  Mr. Spry was born on September 22, 1947 in Rossmore, West Virginia to the la ...


Douglas Reginald Ash, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Douglas Reginald Ash, age 72, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a member of Airline Baptis ...
Mr. Don Matthew “Matt” Bryner age 49 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday February 17, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.    &nb ...
Mary Iona Tumlin, 75, Gainesville
Ms. Mary Iona Tumlin, age 75, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by family.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunda ...


Freddie Lee, 79, Old Hickory, TN
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday Feb. 19, 2016 in Wahoo Baptist Church for Freddie Lee age 79 of Old Hickory, TN.  The Rev. Mark Wheeler will officiate. Interme ...
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.