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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 20th, 2016


Mable Hefner Stephens, 73, Mt. Airy
Mable Hefner Stephens, age 73 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on November 9, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Edward L. &ldqu ...


Sylvia Dell Roberts Hanna, 87, Gainesville
Sylvia Dell Roberts Hanna of Gainesville, GA died peacefully, at the age of 87, in her Gainesville home surrounded by family, February 20, 2016, after a long battle with Alzheimer& ...
  William “Bill” Emerson Loden, Jr. of Gainesville, GA passed away on February 20, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Marjorie Davis Loden and William ...


Frances Evans Fortson, 79, Commerce
  Mrs.  Frances Evans Fortson, age 79, of Commerce passed away on Saturday evening February 20, 2016.    Mrs. Fortson was the daughter of the late Luther ...


Margie Nell Bryan, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Margie Nell Bryan, age 77, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following her battle with pancreatic cancer. Margie ...


Raymond Haines, 80, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of  Mr. Raymond Eugene Haines, age 80 of Sautee. Mr. Haines passed away Saturday,February 20, 2016. He is survived loca ...
Ruby Ione Allen Reid, 87, Cleveland
Mrs . Ruby Ione Allen Reid , age 87 of Cleveland. Mrs. Reid passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00pm, Monday, February 22, 2016 in the ...
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.