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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Sep 2nd, 2016

Banks

Harold Levi Chambers, 17, Commerce
arold Levi Chambers age 17 of Commerce passed away Friday Sept. 2, 2016 at the Northridge medical Center.   Mr. Chambers was born November 4, 1998 to Harold Lee C ...

Habersham

Roger S. Dayton, 71, Mt. Airy
Roger S. Dayton, age 71, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016. Mr. Dayton was born on April 29, 1945 in Franklin, North Carolina. He is preceded in dea ...

Hall

Marcia Lynn Fuller, 56, Gaiensville
Marcia Lynn Fuller, 56 of Gainesville died Friday September 2, 2016 at a private nursing facility following an extended illness. Funeral services are incomplete and will be anno ...
Marie Green Marshall, 91, Oakwood
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday September 6, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Marie Green Marshall, age 91 of Oakwood. The Rev. Wayne Hicks and Rev. ...
Myrtle Norris, 86, Gainesville
Myrtle Norris age 86 of Gainesville passed away Friday September 2, 2016. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Myrtle Emmett Norris, 86, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday September 6, 2016 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church for Myrtle Emmett Norris, age 86 of Gainesville. The Rev. David Matthews and ...
Ricky Lee Sealey, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Ricky Lee Sealey, age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.Mr. Sealey was born May 29, 1958 in Wh ...
Rachel Williams Skelton, 75, Gainesville
Rachel Williams Skelton, age 75, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, September 2, 2016 following an extended illness. She was born in Lyerly, GA and had worked as a jewelry ret ...

Jackson

Judy Marie Nix, 64, Talmo
Judy Marie Nix, age 64, of Talmo passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016.  Judy was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.  Survivors include her sons Brent Ledford, Br ...
William Winford Shirley, 82, Commerce
Mr. William “Bill” Winford Shirley, age 82, of Commerce died Friday, September 2, 2016.  Mr. Shirley was born in Homer to the late, W.T. and Margie Shirley.  ...

Lumpkin

Ola Mae Parker, 97, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ola Mae Parker, 97 of Dahlonega died Friday September 2, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funer ...
Ola Mae Parker, 97, Dahlonega
Ola Mae Parker, 97, of Dahlonega, was granted her angel wings on Friday, September 2, 2016.  Her final days were spent surrounded by her family and friends after an extended i ...

Other

Carter Riggs Manning, 65, Sandy Springs
Carter Riggs Manning, 65, of Sandy Springs, GA died on September 2, 2016 at Emory St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Affton, MO she was the daughter of the late Milford and Pickett Riggs ...
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.