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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 19th, 2016

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Mr. Gerald (Jerry) Harding Gunn, age 69, of Winder, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016, at his residence after a prolonged illness. Mr. Gunn was born in Atlanta o ...

Gwinnett

Bryan J. Cich, 38, Dacula
Bryan J. Cich, age 38 of Dacula, GA died suddenly on Friday, February 19, 2016. Funeral service will be held Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chape ...
Christian Giraldo, 37, Buford
Christian Giraldo, age 37, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016. He is survived by his son, Sebastian Giraldo, Buford, GA; mother, Sylvia Estrada, Buford, GA; fat ...

Hall

Ramona Lynn Bates, 58, Lula
Mrs. Ramona Lynne Bates (McIntyre), a long time resident of Lula GA, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 in her home. Ramona grew up in Geneva, NY., and was a God loving woman ...
Troy James Gibbs, 60, Gainesville
   Troy James Gibbs, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     ...

Lumpkin

Verner Howard Martin, 93, Dahlonega
Verner Howard Martin, 93, born in Commerce Ga. and longtime resident of Atlanta and Dahlonega Ga. passed away Nov. 25, 2015, after a short illness. ! He was the son of the late Mr. ...
Candace Wedlake Wind, 63, Dahlonega
Mrs. Candace Wedlake Wind, age 63 of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health.   Born in Chamblee, Georg ...

Stephens

Charles Emmitt Scott, 83, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Emmitt Scott age 83 of 91 Rocky Trail, Toccoa passed away Friday February 19, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Lewis W. and Lillie Sullens Scott, he wa ...

White

James Howard Barrett, 61, Cleveland
James Howard “Hal” Barrett, age 61 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Barrett was born March 12, 1954 ...
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.