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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 24th, 2016


Elizabeth Isabel Smith, 94, Cumming
Elizabeth Isabel Smith, 94, of Cumming, GA died at her daughter’s home in Cumming on August 24, 2016.  Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late John and ...


Marion Elbert Pruett, 92, Buford
Marion Elbert Pruett, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pickett and Minnie Pruett; brother, Ellis Pruett; an ...


Winnie Kathleen Nicholson, 85, Clarkesville
Winnie Kathleen Nicholson, 85 of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from natural causes. Born in Rabun County, Georgia on January 26, 1931, she was a daughter ...


Jeffery Scott Atkins, 58, Gainesville
      Mr. Jeffery Scott Atkins age 58 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday August 24, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.  F ...
Rebecca Diane Freeman, 37, Gainesville
Rebecca Diane Freeman, 37, of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at her residence.  She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church.  She w ...
Mark Dwayne Turner, 58, Flowery Branch
Mark Dwayne Turner, age 58 of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016.  Mark is survived by his daughter Kim Turner; sister Tracy McWhorter and husband Gary; niece ...


Stephen Myers, 61, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Stephen Alan Myers, age 61  of Cleveland. Mr. Myers passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016. A memorial service i ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
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.