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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 30th, 2016


William Randy Wiley, 72, Buford
William R. “Randy” Wiley, age 72, of Buford, Georgia, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hamilto ...


Lorena Stanley Alexander, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Granny Lorena was born on August 15, 1929 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Earl ...


Florene Payne Allen, 79, Murrayville
Florene Payne Allen age 79 of Murrayville, GA passed away on March 30, 2016 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Allen was born and raised in Murrayville, GA and was a member ...
Betty Jo Edwards, 76, Murrayville
Funeral services for Betty Jo Edwards age 76 of Murrayville will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday April  2, 2016 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Wahoo Ba ...
Wayne Lester, 64, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Born on May 9, 1951, Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Joe Preston Lester Sr., sister in law, ...


Tommy Kenneth Minish, Sr, 69, Commerce
  Mr. Tommy Kenneth Minish, Sr., age 69, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mr. Minish was the son of the late J.D. and ...
Helen W. Stephens, 85, Nicholson
Mrs. Helen W. Stephens, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Bountiful Hills Personal Care Home.  Mrs. Stephens was born in Tignall to the late Ernest an ...


Myrtle M. Wright, 98, Dahlonega
Myrtle M. “Nanny” Wright, age 98 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.   Myrtle was the oldest of twelve children, born on September 13, ...


Bobby Ralph Clement, Sr.,, 76, Greenwood, SC
  Bobby Ralph Clement, Sr., formerly of Greenwood, South Carolina passed away on March 30, 2016.   Born in Anderson, South Carolina on July 17, 1934, he was the ...
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.