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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 28th, 2016

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Mrs. Donna Maddox Wilkerson, age 63, of Winder, Georgia passed away August 28,2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Wilkerson was preceded by her father, Harold Maddox. She was a re ...

Forsyth

Jovena Palayon-Dimangondayao was born on March 2, 1930 and born to eternal life on August 28, 2016. She was preceded in death by her son Manuel Jr., her husband Manuel and granddau ...

Habersham

Alice Smith Chapman, age 84, of Alto, Georgia, passed away, Sunday, August 28, 2016. Mrs. Chapman was born on September 18, 1931 in Habersham County, Georgia. She was preceded i ...
Jeri Parker Orrell, 73, Cornelia
  Ms. Jeri Parker Orrell, age 73 of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Born in Lula Georgia on August 16, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and ...
Birdell Blalock Wade, age 90 of Alto passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Born in Habersham County on May 28, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Albert Buren and Mahala Nix ...

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Susan A. Clark, 62, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Susan A. Clark, age 62, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Piedmont Hospital – Atlanta. A Private Memorial Service will be held by the family. ...
Carrol Mavis, 90, Gainesville
Carrol Mavis went home to heaven on Aug. 28. He was born in Sisseton, SD on March 14, 1926 to the late Chester & Geneva Mavis. He graduated from Denfeld High School in Duluth, ...
Carrol Anderson Mavis, 90, Gainesville
Carrol Anderson Mavis, age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on August 28, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.  Services will be announced at a later date by Memo ...
Earl Carlton Palmer, 76, Gainesville
  Mr. Earl Carlton Palmer, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    ...
Elizabeth (Beth) Thomasson Procter passed away August 28, 2016 at the age of 63. She was born January 5, 1953 in Carrollton, Georgia to Libby and Frank Thomasson of Carrollton. She ...

Jackson

Gary Lee Bell, Sr.,, 74, Jefferson
Gary Lee Bell, Sr., age 74, of Jefferson passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016.  Survivors include his wife Ethel Bell; son Gary Lee Bell, Jr. and wife Janet; daughters Lyn Raga ...
Mrs. Martha “Mott” Ann Haynes Gary, age 76, of Jefferson, GA died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Gary was born in Brookton, GA to the late Alfred ...
Shirley Jo Sweat, 76, Braselton
Shirley Jo Sweat, age 76, of Braselton passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016.  Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was member of Center Union Baptist ...

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Mrs. Dorothy Ridings Bedsole, age 86 of 281 Ed Davis Boulevard, Toccoa passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospice, Watkinsville, Georgia. A daughter of the ...
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.