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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 31st, 2016

Dawson

Ted Monkus, 89, Dawsonville
Ted Monkus, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday July 31, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born October 29, 1926 in Haysville, N ...

Forsyth

Ajay P. Patel, 56, Gainesville
Mr. Ajay P. Patel, 56 of Gainesville (Forsyth County) died Sunday July 31, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Survivors include his mother, Kamu Patel; brother and sister-in-la ...

Habersham

Dianne Loggins Holden, 60, Cornelia
Dianne Loggins Holden, age 60 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Demorest, GA on May 6, 1956, she ...
Grace Frances Bryant Whitfield, 69, Clarkesville
Grace Frances Bryant Whitfield, age 69, of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Born in Blue Ridge, Georgia on May 9, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Ary and ...

Hall

Charles (Chuck) D. Craft, 66, Gainesville
Charles (Chuck) D. Craft, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Chuck was an avid Alabama fan and retired from the IRS after 18 years of service. He was prec ...
Jack Charles Pethel, 89, Gainesville
Jack Charles Pethel left his earthly home for his heavenly home on July 31, 2016 after an extended illness. He was born on August 24, 1927 to Rabon and Omalee (Simpson) P ...
George B Spain, 82, Gainesville
Mr. George B. Spain, age 82, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial Park South ...

Union

Mr. Lawrence Howard Pruitt, age 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 31, 2016 in the Village of East Harbor Senior Care Community following an extended illness. Mr. Pruitt ...
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.