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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 30th, 2016

Gwinnett

William Bryce Haynes, Sr., age 88, of Suwanee, formerly of Macon, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea, Mr. Haynes was retired Execu ...

Habersham

Mary Dodd Hopkins, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016. Mrs. Hopkins was born on June 28, 1929, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late Travis and Ester ...
Syble Hester Sweat, 73, Clarkesville
Syble Hester Sweat, age 73 of Clarksville, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016. She was a member of Carter Hill Christian Church in Bethlehem, GA. Syble was a retired seamstress at ...

Hall

William Danny Allison, 56, Gainesville
       Mr. William Danny Allison, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended ...
David G. Owens, 60, Gainesville
Mr. David “Dave” G. Owens, age 60, of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully Monday, May 30, 2016 surrounded by his family following an extended illness. Born on Jun ...

Jackson

Milton E. (Bill) Moore, 97, Commerce
Milton E. Moore (Bill), age 97, went to his heavenly home May 30, 2016 at his home in Atlanta, GA.  Mr. Moore was born in St. Louis, MO to the late Erle and Mildred Moore.&nbs ...

Stephens

  Mrs. Elizabeth Katherine Collins (“Betty”), age 84 of Lovers Lane, Toccoa passed away into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 30, 2016 at her ...
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.