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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 11th, 2016

Banks

Paul Marvin Patton, 57, Lula
Paul Marvin Patton age 57 of Lula passed away Thursday Aug. 11, 2016 following an accident.   Mr. Patton was born Jan. 8, 1959 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Virgil Patton, ...

Forsyth

Mark Douglas Collett, 73, Cumming
Mark Douglas Collett, age 73, of Cumming, Ga, went to be with his Lord on August 11, 2016.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.  Mark was a member o ...

Hall

Roberta Stephens Bone, 94, Gainesville
  Mrs. Roberta Stephens Bone age 94 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday August 11, 2016 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following a sudden illness.     &nbs ...
Annie Doris (Butler) Lee, 75, Gainesville
                Annie Doris (Butler) Lee, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 at ...

Jackson

Paul Odell Hanley, 91, Commerce
Paul Odell Hanley, age 91 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday August 11, 2016 at Northridge Medical Center.    Mr. Hanley was the son of the late Charlie Lee and M ...
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.