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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 3rd, 2016


Roberta Lynn Capell, 51, Cumming
Roberta Lynn Capell, 51, of Cumming, GA died on September 3, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Paducha, KY she was the daughter of Lenard and Lavada Reeves. &n ...
Deborah Kay Dorsey, 66, Cumming
Deborah Kay Dorsey, 66 of Cumming passed away on September 3rd, 2016. Visitation will be from 4-5pm on Saturday September 10 at the funeral home. A memorial service will be h ...


Roger Gordon Buford, 76, Clarkesville
Roger Gordon Buford, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016. A Complete Obituary Announcement will be announced at a later date by Whitfiel ...
Willard Kayo Kemppainen, 84, Clarkesville
Willard Kayo Kemppainen, age 84, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 3, 2016, following a sudden illness. A memorial service will be h ...


Matthew Harry Voelker, 39, Gainesville
On Saturday September 3, 2016, Matt passed away. He was 39. Matt is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harry and Margaret Voelker, and his maternal grandparents, Major ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
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.