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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 20th, 2016

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Jain Elizabeth Elstad, 57, Auburn
Jain Elizabeth Elstad, age 57, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  Jain loved her family and reading.  She was a Registered Nurse for over 20 years.  ...
Whittney Kyle Stovall, 31, Winder
Whittney Kyle Stovall, age 31, of Winder passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home C ...

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John Phillip Sims, 79, Cornelia
John Phillip Sims, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Sims was born on December 7, 1936 in Helen, Georgi ...

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Kathleen “Kat” Denny, 62, Gainesville
Kathleen “Kat” Denny, age 62, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 following a brief illness. Kat retired from the city of Gainesville where sh ...
Luis Essai Salazar, 21, Gainesville
Luis Essai Salazar, age 21, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 following an accident. Luis worked at Home Depot and Diamond Car Wash part time while he a ...

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Kay Hammel Harber, 77, Atlanta
Kay Hammel Harber April 21, 1939-September 20, 2016   Born Joan Kay Hammel at Emory University to Rodney William Hammel and Frances Hammel of Atlanta, GA. Kay attend ...

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Ray Sutton, 100, Cleveland
Ray Sutton, age 100, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday September 20, 2016.  Mr. Sutton was born February 4, 1916 in White County to the late Emily Sutton. Ray was a member o ...
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.