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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 5th, 2016

Dawson

Michael Paul Kirton, 74, Dawsonville
Michael Paul Kirton, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 5, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born January 1, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Britton &ldquo ...

Habersham

Fannie Francis Fortson Dooley was born June 12, 1936 to the late Ernest Fortson Sr. and Viola Stephens Fortson in Mount Airy, Georgia. She peacefully went home to be with the Lord ...
Virgil Lee “Tex” Ordner, age 87, of Alto, Georgia, formerly of Hapeville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016, following an extended illness. Mr. Ordner ...
Mary Carryl Pope Veal, 96, Demorest
Mary Carryl Pope Veal , age 96, of 504 Old Historic U.S. 441, Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 Mrs. Veal was born on September 8, 1919 in Sneads, Florida ...

Hall

Charlie J. Tanner, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Charlie J. Tanner, 84 of Gainesville died Friday August 5, 2016. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Tanner was the son of the late James and Bell Satterfield Tanner.&nb ...
Barbara F. Coskery, 98, Lawrenceville, formerly Gainesville
Barbara F. Coskery, age 98 of Lawrenceville, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the health care facility she resided in since February 2013. Memorial ...
Rodney Ian Dortch was born in Hempstead, NY on March 14 ,1966 to the late Mr. John Edward  Sr. and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dortch. He entered into Paradise on ...
Dayron Hanes Murphy, 92, Gainesville
Dayron Hanes Murphy, age 92, of Gainesville went to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 4, 2016, in Gainesville, Georgia, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden il ...
Lake Theodore Proctor, Jr., 89, Gainesville
Lake Theodore Proctor, Jr. 89, of Gainesville, passed away August 5, 2016. Complete arrangements will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, ...
Mrs. Evelyn Montgomery Smith passed away at home on August 4, 2016.  She is survived by her devoted husband of 28 years Ralph E. Smith.  She is also survived by a son and ...

Jackson

Ernest Robert Gibson, Sr. age 69 of Commerce passed away Friday August 5, 2016 at the Northridge Medical Center.     Mr. Gibson was born March 28, 1947 in Clay ...
Lex Wesley Money, 8, Commerce
  Lex Wesley Money, 8, of Commerce went home to be with Jesus Christ on Friday August 5, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Lex had lived in Habersham and Bank Counties for a nu ...
Jeffery B. Payne, 59, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jeffery B. Payne, age 59 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, August 5, 2016.  Mr. Payne was born in Athens, Georg ...

Stephens

Mrs. Emma Louise Hatchel Collier, age 95, of 353 S. Pine Street, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at her residence,   A daughter of the late Jesse Gordon   ...
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.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.