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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 26th, 2016

Forsyth

Minnie Green, 88, Cumming
Minnie Green, age 88, of Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, September 26th, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ingram and Evie Gazaway, and brothers, J.C. and Clarence Ga ...
Fred Haley, 89, Cumming
Fred was born in 1927 in Pawtucketville to the late Jane A. Haley and late Lowell Fire Dept. Captain James A. Haley. Fred graduated with the Lowell High School class of 1944. He ...

Gwinnett

Sarah Ellen Johnson Bruce, age 80 of Buford, GA went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, September 26, 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Funeral service w ...

Habersham

Stella Haney Cathey, 87, Clarkesville
Stella Haney Cathey, age 87 of Clarkesville passed away Monday, September 26, 2016.    Memorial services will be held Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM from ...
Sandra Jean Holcomb Morris age 65 of Demorest, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on April 7, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Howard Tho ...
Frances Beck Stephens, 87, Mt. Airy
Frances Beck Stephens, age 87, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016.   Mrs. Stephens was born on December 3, 1928, in Habersham County, Georgi ...

Hall

Dr. Ben Edwin Hampton, Sr., 88, Gainesville
Dr. Ben Edwin Hampton Sr. died September 26, 2016. A celebration of life service is scheduled for 3:00 PM Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church of Gainesv ...
John Oller, 78, Gainesville
  Mr. John Oller age 78 of Knoxville, Tennessee formerly of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Monday September 26, 2016 following an extend illness.   &nbs ...

Jackson

Roy Lee White, 81, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Roy Lee White, age 81, of Commerce, Georgia, who died Monday, September 26, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. White was born December 1 ...
Janice Ayers Scheck, 75, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janice Ayers Scheck, age 75, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, September 26, 2016. Mrs. Scheck was born in Nicholso ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Byron Joseph (Choppy) Bourgeois, Jr., age 79 of Dahlonega passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a courageous battle with A ...
Shirley May Cochran, 87, Murrayville
  Shirley May Cochran, age 87, a long-time resident of Murrayville, GA passed away on September 26, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Colonel Henry and Catherine Ri ...

White

Harold James Posten, Sr, 71, Cleveland
Harold James Posten, Sr., age 71, of Cleveland, GA passed away on September 26, 2016. He was the son of the late Roscoe and Clara Mae Ingram Posten.  He was also preceded i ...
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.