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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 11th, 2016

Banks

Sherry LeAnn Simmons Bove, 38, Maysville
Sherry LeAnn Simmons Bove, 38, of Maysville passed on Friday, March 11, 2016 following a sudden illness.         Funeral services will be held on Wed ...

Barrow

Patricia Diana Chatham, age 52, of Winder passed away Friday, March 11, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-09 ...

Dawson

Franklin (Frank) Leroy Ross, 80, Dawsonville
Franklin “Frank” Leroy Ross, age 80, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on March 11, 2016 following an extended illness. Frank was born May 25, 1935 in Dahlonega, GA. He ...

Gwinnett

Agnes (nee Hopkins) Clark, 83, Lawrenceville
Agnes (nee Hopkins) Clark was born on February 28, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland and was the only child of the late Linzie and Rev. Carrie (nee Steward) Hopkins.  She was called ...
Thomas Wayne Shelton, Jr., age 47, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Wayne Shelton, Sr. He is survived by his comm ...

Habersham

Garland Lewallen, Sr., age 83 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016.  Born in Gainesville, Georgia on March 28, 1932, he was a son of the late William “Will&rd ...
Joseph Kurt Martin, 36, Clarkesville
Joseph Kurt Martin, age 36, of Clarkesville passed away Friday, March 11, 2016. Born on June 28, 1979, Joey was the son of Stanley and Beverly Martin.  He was a graduate of ...

Hall

James F. (Gene) Cordell, 83, Gainesville
Mr. James F. “Gene” Cordell age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Friday March 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday ...
Raymond Wesley Dorsey, 77, Gainesville
 Mr. Raymond Wesley Dorsey age 77 of Gainesville passed away on Friday March 11, 2016 at New Horizons Limestone.             Funeral service are ...
Marilyn Mae Forbes, 85, Gainesville
In the loving presence of her two sons, Mark and Matt, Marilyn Mae Forbes of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at her home in the early morning of March 11, 2016. M ...

Rabun

Patrick Lynn Peeples, 65, Clayton
Patrick Lynn “Pat” Peeples, 65, of Clayton, Georgia died March 11, 2016 at home surrounded by family. He was born August 15, 1950 in Key West, Florida and was the so ...

Stephens

Mrs. Reba Lee Kellar Collins age 89 of 5371 Mize Road, Toccoa passed away Friday March 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of the late Elijah and Anna ...
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.