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Local Obits for Mon. May 9th, 2016

Banks

Melvin Frank Bowen, 67, Homer
Mr. Melvin Frank Bowen, age 67, of Homer, GA died Monday, May 9, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Bowen was born in Clarksville to the late Donnie Lee and Montee ...

Forsyth

Melvin Edward Navarro, 63, Cumming
Melvin Edward Navarro, age 63, of Cumming, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Mr. Navarro was born in Virginia in 1952 to the late John and Ruby Navarr ...

Hall

Pauline “Polly” Hallock, 87, Gainesville
Pauline “Polly” Hallock, 87, died at Lanier Village on May 9, 2016 after living with Alzheimer’s disease for over ten years. She was born on June 20, 1928 in the ...
Paul Cleveland Hatcher, 73, Oakwood
            Mr. Paul Cleveland Hatcher, age 73 of Oakwood, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Ce ...

Jackson

Joseph (Joe) George Merck, 81, Jefferson
Mr. Joseph “Joe” George Merck, age 81, passed away on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at his home in Jefferson, GA following an extended illness. Joe was preceded in death by hi ...

Lumpkin

Teresa Tidmore Turner, 90, Suches
Teresa Turner died in Suches, Georgia, at the age of 90, after a happy life of friendships and fun. She was predeceased by her parents Alee S. and Dr. Thomas L. Tidmore, brother Dr ...

Other

Horace Baker III, 74, California
Horace Baker III age 74 passed away peacefully with his beloved wife, Barbara, and little dog, Dixie Lou, by his side on April 23, 2016 at his home in Banning, California. He wa ...

Union

Johnnie Ray Horney, 81, Suches
Johnnie Ray Horney, Sr., age 81, of Suches, GA passed away on May 9, 2016.   Johnnie was the son of the late John M. and Ethel May Horney and was also preceded in death ...
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.