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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 18th, 2016

Banks

  Jessie Wheeler Smith, age 86, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016. Mrs. Smith was born on November 27, 1929 in Banks County, Georgia to the l ...
Tobbie Perdue Boyd, 80, Gillsville
Tobbie Perdue Boyd, age 80 of Gillsville, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Brighter Mornings in Maysville following an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled fo ...

Dawson

Jimmy (Cat) Castleberry, 69, Daswsonville
Jimmy “Cat” Castleberry, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Friday March 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born March ...

Gwinnett

Bernard Lee Bowen, 85, Buford
Bernard Lee Bowen, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016. He was preceded in death by a grandchild, J. R. Adkins. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five yea ...
Loyce Vance Tatum, 90, Johns Creek
Loyce Vance Tatum, age 90, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016, at her residence in Johns Creek. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley Vance and Shirley Samples Vance, as ...

Habersham

Dorothy Carmen Manucy Chisholm, 89, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Dorothy Carmen Manucy Chisholm, age 89 of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Veterans National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl ...

Hall

Efren Avila-Perez, 80, Gainesville
Efren Avila-Perez, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00 ...
Robert (Rocky) Pirkle, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Robert (Rocky) Pirkle,59, died quietly surrounded by his family on Friday, March 18,2016. Services to be announced at a later time. Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel will be ...
Annie Sue Roberts, 75, Gainesville
Annie Sue Roberts, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Chapel ...
John Austin Stephens, 12, Gainesville
John Austin Stephens was  unexpectedly and suddenly taken to his final home on Friday, March 18th, 2016. He was born March 24, 2003.  Austin touched many hearts during hi ...

Jackson

Opal Roberts Bowles, 76, Pendergrass
      Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Opal Roberts Bowles, age 76, of Pendergrass Georgia, who entered into rest Friday, March 18, 2016.  ...

Lumpkin

Frances Ellen Copeland, 73, Dahlonega
Ms. Frances Ellen Copeland, age 73 of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully at Dogwood Forest in Gainesville on Friday, March 18, 2016 following a period of declining health. Born i ...
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.