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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 5th, 2016


Allen Nicely, 74, Cornelia
Allen Nicely, age 74 of Cornelia, departed this life on February 5, 2016. Mr. Nicely was born January 27, 1942 in Hayesville, NC to the late William and Estella Moore Nicely. He ...


Addis C. Purcell, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Addis C. Purcell, 95 of Gainesville died Friday February 5, 2016 at a private nursing home following an extended illness. Born in Jackson County, February 2, 1921, Mrs. Pur ...


Kim Douglas Allison, age 58, a longtime resident of Lumpkin County passed away February 5, 2016.   Kim was an Army veteran.  He was a family man and really loved hi ...
Ronnie Lee Mincey, 66, Dahlonega
Ronnie Lee Mincey, age 66, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on February 5, 2016 at his residence.   Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents Kermit and ...
Carlton Seitz, 95, Dahlonega
Carlton Seitz age 95 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on February 5, 2015 surrounded by his granddaughters. He was known as PawPaw to those who loved him most and was the most soft spo ...


Suman Khanna, 69, Atlanta
Ms. Suman Khanna age 69 of Atlanta passed away on February 5, 2016. A service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday February 6, 2015 at 11am.   Co ...


Mrs. Barbara Lee Campbell Burnette age 87 of 258 Letourneau Drive passed away Friday February 5, 2016 at Willow Gardens of Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Steve and El ...
Mrs. Tommie Agnes LeCroy McCollum, age 72, of Collins Road, Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Northridge Health and Rehab Center in Commerce, Ga.  ...


Ruby Merle Buckholts, 85, Cleveland
Ruby Merle Buckholts, age 85 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016.  Mrs. Buckholts was born October 18, 1930 in Sparks, GA to the late Roy and Essie Barton Ro ...
Rodney Denton Fitzgerald, 82, Cleveland
Rodney Denton Fitzgerald, age 82 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016. Mr. Fitzgerald was born December 15, 1933 in Waverly, FL to the late George Ralph Fitzgerald ...
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.