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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 10th, 2016

Forsyth

Evelyn Martin Samples, 80, Cumming
           Mrs. Evelyn Martin Samples age 80, lived most of her life in Hall County before moving to Forsyth County, passed away on August 10, 2016 at ...

Habersham

Marty Ray Black, 52, Demorest
Marty Ray Black, age 52, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, following a sudden illness. Mr. Black was born on September 20, 1963, in Gastonia, Nort ...
Dorothy Davis Born, 98, Turnerville
Dorothy Davis Born, age 98, of Turnerville, Georgia, went home to be with The Lord on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, following an extended illness.   Dorothy was born on May 17 ...
David Edwin Haslett, 79, Demorest
David Edwin Haslett, age 79, of Demorest passed away August 10, 2016.  Dave was born April 22, 1937 in Akron, Ohio.  His family moved to Maywood, Illinois when he was ...
Donna Gene Crews Owen, 65, Cornelia
Donna Gene Crews Owen, age 65 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Florida on March 4, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Donald Edward and ...

Hall

Larry Robert Fuller, 70, Gainesville
Larry Robert Fuller, age 70 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away August 10, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Fuller was born February 27, 1946 in Athens, ...
Jimmy Calvin Quillian, 91, Murrayville
Jimmy Calvin Quillian, 91, of Murrayville,  passed away, Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born February 11, 1925 he was the son of the ...

Lumpkin

Sue Lane Couch, 67, Dahlonega
Sue Lane Couch, age 67, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on August 10, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Sue was the daughter of the late Grady and Birdi ...
Elinor Marie Shull, 85, Dahlonega
Elinor Marie Shull, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away peacefully on August 10, 2016.  Elinor was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mildred Buchanan and was also prec ...

White

Wayne Alexander, 66, Cleveland
Wayne Alexander age 66, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday August 10, 2016.  Mr. Alexander was born in White County the son of the late Charlie and Jessie Mae Butler Alexan ...
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.