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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 15th, 2016


Hammond Davis, 93, Gainesville
  On June 15, 2016, Hammond Davis received a call. It was the sort of offer he couldn’t refuse, for an assignment to a place he had never been before, and, unlike his ...
 Mrs. Maria Gurrola- De Aguirre age 33 of Oakwood passed away on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.        Fune ...


Linda Woods Holt Cartledge, age 68 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday June 15, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Cartledge was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Mary Alice Wilb ...
Rossly Ann Brown Shook, 76, Commerce
Mrs. Rossly Ann Brown Shook, age 76, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Mrs. Shook was born in Homer to the late Harold and Naomi Kim ...


Donald Hugh Allen, 80, DeLand, Fl.
DONALD HUGH ALLEN, age 80, of DeLand, Florida, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Inurnment memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Fr ...
Clarence F. Elrod, 68, Greer, SC
Clarence F. Elrod, age 68 of Greer, SC passed away Wednesday June 15, 2016.   Mr. Elrod was born in Gainesville, GA and was the son of the late Clarence J. and Omie Nati ...


James Rockwell “Rocky” Potts, age 50, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Mr. Potts was born on March 19, 1966, in Commerce, Georgia, to the ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
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.