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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 15th, 2016

Habersham

Roger Wayne Fields, 74, Cornelia
Roger Wayne Fields, age 74, of Cornelia, GA and formerly of Dahlonega, GA passed away April 15, 2016.   Roger lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. He worked with th ...
Phyllis Jean Gary, 77, Cornelia
  Phyllis Jean Gary, 77, of Colorado Springs, CO, beloved mother, wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 7, 2016, from compli ...
Nancy Allen Sewell, 88, Demorest
Nancy Allen Sewell, age 88 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 15, 2016 following a period of declining health.   Born in Goldsboro, Nort ...

Hall

Vera "Gi-Gi" Stewart, 88, Gainesville
Vera "Gi-Gi" Stewart, 88, of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully on Friday, April 15, 2016 following a sudden illness. She was born February 13, 1928 in Iowa Falls, I ...

Jackson

Roy (Edward) Moose, 66, Pendergrass
Roy “Edward” Moose, age 66, of Pendergrass, GA passed away April 15, 2016 at Gold City Convalescent Center. Edward is preceded in death by his parents, Ramie and Loi ...
                        Mr. Elmer Burruss Wolfrey, Jr., age 74, of ...

Lumpkin

Max Herman Lingerfelt, 85, Dahlonega
Max Herman Lingerfelt, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away April 15, 2016 at Chestatee Regional Hospital. Max is preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Lingerfelt; parents, John ...

Other

Charlie R. Fleming, 89, Ellijay
Charlie R. Fleming, 89, of Ellijay passed away Friday April 15, 2016 at Gilmer Nursing Home following a period of declining health. Born December 23, 1926 in Cherokee County to ...

Stephens

Harold Thomas Collins, 89, Eastanollee
Mr. Harold Thomas Collins, age 89 of 301 Cherokee Drive, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at the home of his daughter in Bishop, Georgia.   A ...
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.