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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 9th, 2016

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Martha Louise Mote Ferguson, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Mrs. Ferguson was born on July 22, 1926 in Demorest, Georgia. She ...

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George Billy Smallwood, 62, Gainesville
 Mr. George Billy Smallwood, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   & ...
Connie Lee Smith, 50, Flowery Branch
Connie Lee Smith, age 50 of Flowery Branch, passed away Saturday, July 09, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center - Braselton following an extended illness. Graveside services ...
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.