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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 4th, 2016

Forsyth

Ravenel (Holloway) Haile, 95, of Cumming, GA died on May 4, 2016 after being diagnosed with liver cancer on March 29..  Born in Summer Shade, KY she was the daughter of the la ...
Harold Edward Gill, 85, Cumming
Harold Edward Gill, 85, of Cumming, GA died on May 4, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.    He was born in New Jersey and was a life-long Episcopalian.  Har ...

Habersham

Marvin Lee Cantrell, 79, Mt. Airy
  Marvin Lee Cantrell, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Born in Turnerville, Georgia on July 11, 1936, he was a son of the late Harley Cantrell an ...

Jackson

Donald “Donnie” Bruce Miles, age 71, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Donnie was born in Maryland and moved to Georgia in 1994.  Survivors inc ...
David Allen Gloyd, 79, Commerce
Mr. David Allen Gloyd, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Gloyd was born in Sharon, CT to the late George Casper and Rose P ...
Danny E. Waldrop, 64, Talmo
Danny E. Waldrop, age 64 of Talmo, GA passed away Wednesday May 04, 2016.   Mr. Waldrop was the son of the late Gene and Guynita Smith Waldrop. He served our country as a ...
William Marvin Young, Jr, 70, Commerce
William Marvin Young, Jr. age 70 of Commerce passed away May 4, 2016 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Atlanta.   Mr. Young was born September 5, 1945 in Decatu ...

Other

Arlys Jean Strub, 57, Alpharetta
Arlys Jean Strub, age 57, of Alpharetta passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016.  A native of Grundy Center, IA, then moving to Georgia in 1985. She enjoyed her career as a bus dri ...

Rabun

Rev. Samuel Matthias Clark Jr., 83, of Rabun Gap, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center.   He was born in Gainesville, GA on Septembe ...
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.