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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 29th, 2016


Myron Arthur Hunt, 74 of Banks County passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Born in Gwinnett County, Georgia on June 9, 1941, Mr. Hunt was a son of the late Arthur Guy & C ...


Karl L. Michel, Jr, 86, Buford
Karl L. Michel, Jr., age 86 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, March 29, 2016. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Da ...


Lloyd Cantrell, 57, Demorest
Lloyd Cantrell, age 57 Demorest, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Born in Demorest, Georgia on August 23, 1958, he was the son of the late Orville Earnest Cantrell and Novic ...
Charles Michael “Mike” Esslinger, age 66 of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on March 29, 2016 at his home after a long illness. Born in Emporia, Kansas, he was a ...
Dorothy Stump Largin, 74, Demorest
Dorothy Stump Largin, age 74, Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Austell, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Mrs. Largin was born on December 5, 1941 in Rocky Mount, V ...
James Stroud, 94, Cornelia
James “J.C.” Stroud, age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Mr. Stroud was born on July 6, 1921 in Stephens County, Georgia to the lat ...


Ramiro Paramo Sanchez, 52, Oakwood
Mr. Ramiro Paramo Sanchez, age 52, of Oakwood passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 1, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial ...
Evelyn Cleo Peebles, 85, Gainesville
    Mrs. Evelyn Cleo Peebles, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. &nb ...


Mr. Robert Brantley Pitts, Sr., age 72 of 3994 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A son of the late Jess ...
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.