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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 16th, 2016

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Doris Iler Langley, 79, Winder
Doris Iler Langley, age 79, of Winder passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
William Franklin Thigpen, age 83, of Auburn passed Saturday, July 16, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Matthew Lee Wilson, 42, Dawsonville
Matthew Lee Wilson, 42, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday July 16, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born September 13, 1973, he was a lifelong res ...

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Geraldine Brown, 81, Cumming
Geraldine Brown, 81, of Cumming passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Me ...
Frankie Bowman Nobles, 76, Cumming
Frankie Bowman Nobles, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Frank was a United States Navy Veteran. He was preceded ...
Sarah Frances (Boles) Tidwell, age 87 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016.  She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church and was a beloved mother and grandmoth ...

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Ruth Frederick Downey, 75, Cornelia
Ruth Frederick Downey, age 75, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Saturday, July 16, 2016. No formal services are planned at this time. Those wishing to expres ...

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Cora Mae Crow, 63, Gainesville
Mrs. Cora Mae Crow, of Gainesville, Passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 after a brief illness. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ch ...
Robert Hugh Hawkins, Jr., 80, Clermont
Robert Hugh Hawkins Jr., age 80 passed away on July 16, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.  Robert (Bob) was a resident of Hall County where he was a carpenter/builder for ...
Pearlie Mae Williams, 79, Gainesville
Ms. Pearlie Mae Williams was born May 1, 1937 in Gainesville, GA to the late James and Annie Mae Williams.  She departed this life on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Willowood Nurs ...

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David Arnold Waldrop, 53, Bogart
David Arnold Waldrop, age 53, of Bogart passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
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.