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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 26th, 2016


Marlene Benton, Cumming
Marlene Benton of Roswell, GA died peacefully on August 26, 2016. Born in Bellaire, Ohio on January 11, 1940.  She was the daughter of the late Melvin “Windy” and ...
Peggy Harper Raines, 78, Cumming
Peggy Harper Raines; 78, a native of Evergreen Al. and a resident of Cumming Ga passed away August 26 at Northside Hospital in Cumming Ga. Peggy had been a resident at Chestnut Rid ...


Thomas B. Gibson, 74, Suwanee
Thomas B. Gibson, age 74, of Suwanee Georgia passed away peacefully and surrounded by his beloved family on Friday, September 26, 2016 at Northside Hospital after a courageous 9 ye ...


Mary Bob (Bobbie) Carson, 92, Gainesville
Mary Bob (Bobbie) Carson, 92, passed on August 26, 2016 at The Oaks Limestone, Gainesville, GA. Born in Winder, GA on April 7, 1924, Mrs. Carson was the daughter of Robert Lee a ...
George W. Heindel, 96, Gainesville
George W. Heindel, age 96, passed away on August 19, 2016, at Rejuvnia House in Gainesville, Georgia.   He is survived by son, George Heindel, Jr. (wife, Jane Ann) of ...
Robert Day Jenkins, Sr., 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert Day Jenkins, Sr., age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at Pruett Health in Buford. Mr. Jenkins was born December 6, 1946 to the late Robert D ...
Ricki Ann Lasley, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Ricki Ann Lasley, age 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 following a brief illness. She was born in Richmond, IN, but spent most of her adult life ...
Infant Dinah Paige Whited, 5 months, of Monroe passed away on Monday August 08, 2016 at Egelston Hospital; following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sund ...
Mrs. Mildred Jeanette Wilson, 86 of Gillsville died Friday August 26, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm Monday August ...


Johanna Marie Burns, 45, Dahlonega
Johanna Marie Burns, age 45, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on August 26, 2016.   Johanna was preceded in death by her father, Juddy Welch, Dahlonega, ...
William A. Cantrell, 85, Dahlonega
William A. Cantrell, 85, of Dahlonega passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at New Horizon Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Au ...


Julius Papatyi, 82, Cleveland
Julius Papatyi, age 82, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday August 26, 2016 at Friendship Health and Rehab. Mr. Papatyi was born on July 29, 1934, in Pannonhalma, Hungary, to th ...
Patricia Clay Johnson, 74, Cleveland
Patricia Clay Johnson, age 74 of Cleveland formerly of Lula, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
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.