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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 7th, 2016


Reita Gilleland, 85, Cumming
Reita Gilleland, 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Silver City on February 7, 2016 after many years of extended illness. Reita was the former owner of two popular Cumming R ...


Harold V. Hogan, Jr.,, 87, Lawrenceville
Harold V. Hogan, Jr., age 87 of Lawrenceville, GA died Sunday, February 7, 2016. Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chape ...


Funeral services for Clovia June Parker Grogan Harper, age 70 of Demorest will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment ...


Randy Donald Howard, 50, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday February 10, 2016 at Ward's  Funeral Home Chapel for Randy Donald Howard age 50 of Gainesville. Billie Jo Clark and ...
Gloria Rose (Decker) Strautman, age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia (formerly of Fairborn, Ohio) passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sud ...
Reverend Hugh Howell Walden, 76, Gainesville
           Reverend Hugh Howell Walden, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Halcyon House following ...
Kathy Elaine Williams, 53, Gainesville
Home Going services for Mrs. Kathy Elaine Williams age 53 of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016, @ 2:00 pm ,at Young's Funeral Home, 1553 Old ...


Susann Rilla Hirst, 75, Dahlonega
Susann Rilla Hirst, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 7, 2016  She was devoted to her family, students and faith in the Lord Jesus Chr ...
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.