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Local Obits for Tue. May 10th, 2016

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Clifford Clay Kimsey, Jr, 94, Cornelia
Clifford Clay Kimsey, Jr., age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at his residence.   Mr. Kimsey was born on August 3, 1921, in Cornelia, Geo ...

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Frederick “Buck” Buckalew, 72, Flowery Branch
  Mr. Frederick “Buck” Buckalew, age 72, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 following an extended illness. He was born in Louisville, KY ...
Raquel Contreras, 45, Gainesville
Raquel Contreras, 45, of Gainesville passed away May 10, 2016.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home 355 Dawsonville Hwy Gainesville Ga is in charge of arrangements.
Gail Hand, 57, Gainesville
Gail Hand, 57, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory 355 Dawsonville Hwy Gainesville, GA is in charge ...
Dennis Wesley (Tojo) Kinsey, 67, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday May 13, 2016 at Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church for Dennis Wesley Kinsey aka “Tojo”, age 67 of Gainesville. The R ...
Dorothy Chaney Schrader, 94, Gainesville
  Dorothy Chaney (Snookie) Schrader, 94, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at New Horizons Lanier Park Health Care Facility in Gainesville, Georgia. Snookie f ...
Jessie Kenneth Wellborn, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jessie Kenneth Wellborn, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by family.   F ...

Jackson

LC Funderburk, 83, Jefferson
LC Funderburk, age 83, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  LC loved his family, fishing and he was a big NASCAR car fan.  Survivors include his wife Irene Ho ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Vernon Cecil “V.C.” Palmer, age 89 , of Dahlonega passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Center following a period of declining health.   ...
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.