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Local Obits for Sun. May 15th, 2016

Habersham

William G. Crawford, 63, Cornelia
William G. “Speck” Crawford, age 63, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Mr. Crawford was born on August 17, 1952 in Hall County, Georgia. He ...
Ray Tolbert, 80, Baldwin
Funeral services for Ray Tolbert, age 80, of Baldwin will be held  on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Chad Parker and Rev. Tommy Sto ...

Hall

Bill Edmonds, 77, Gainesville
Bill Edmonds, age 77, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 following a brief illness. Bill was born in Stephens County, Ga to the late William Warren and Mary Le ...

Jackson

Jo Ann Short, 77, Commerce
Jo Ann Short, age 77 of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday May 15, 2016.   Mrs. Short was the daughter of the late Fred and Margaret Motley Brumfield and was the widow of H ...

Lumpkin

Ted Keen Flynt, 62, Dahlonega
Ted Keen Flynt, 62, of Dahlonega, Georgia, succumbed to cancer at his home surrounded by his family on May 15th, 2016.  Ted is survived by his wife Judi of 34 years, daught ...
Kenneth Doyle Harkins, 63, Dahlonega
Mr. Kenneth Doyle Harkins, age 63, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at his residence. Born in White County on August 28, 1952 to parents George Byers and Mary Lee M ...
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.