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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 19th, 2016

Forsyth

Milton Chris Blane, 82, Cumming
Milton Chris Blane, 82, of Cumming, GA died on September 19, 2016.  Born in Roanoke, VA he was the son of the late Chris and Maria Blane. A loving husband, father and frien ...
Michael Lanier "Mickey" Martin, age 56 of Forsyth County, passed peacefully from natural causes on Monday, September 19, 2016. He was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Ch ...

Hall

Gene Burch, 68, Flowery Branch
Mr. Gene Burch, age 68, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at his residence with family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2016 in ...
John Lewis Hammonds, 74, Gainesville
  Mr. John Lewis Hammonds age 74 of Gainesville passed away on Monday September 19, 2016 following an extended illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday ...
Wilma Pauline Thompson Hanes, 89, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday September 21, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church for Wilma Pauline Thompson Hanes, age 89 of Gainesville. The Rev. Geo ...
Mrs. Shirley I. Wise Stephens, widow of Delmer Stephens, passed away at her residence in Oakwood on Monday, September 19, 2016, following a lengthy illness.  She was 89 years ...

Jackson

Clyde James Butler, 72, Braselton
Clyde James Butler, age 72, of Braselton passed away Monday, September 19, 2016.  Survivors include his wife Brenda Butler; son Travis Butler of Braselton; brothers Larry Butl ...

Lumpkin

Beatrice Dowdy Loggins, 94, Dahlonega
Beatrice Dowdy Loggins, age 94, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on September 19, 2016. Beatrice was the oldest member of Oak Grove Baptist Church for 81 years; ...
ZV Major, Jr, 90, Dahlonega
ZV Major, Jr., age 90, a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County passed away on September 17, 2016. ZV was the son of the late Zeb Vance Major, Sr. and Lula Mae Garner Major.  ...
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.