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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 30th, 2016

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Rhonda Jean Collins, 37, Winder
Rhonda Jean Collins, age 37, of Winder passed away Friday, September 30, 2016.  Rhonda was a 1997 graduate of Jackson County Comprehensive High School.  She worked in fin ...
Deborah Elizabeth Edmunds, 58, Bethlehem
Deborah Elizabeth Edmunds, age 58, of Bethlehem passed away Friday, September 30, 2016.  Debbie loved being a nurse. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and ...

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Todd Jones Davis, 49, Buford
Todd Jones Davis, age 49 of Buford, GA went to heaven Thursday, September 29, 2016 after an eight and half year battle with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. Funeral service will be held ...
Paul Kilpatrick, 64, Buford
Paul Kilpatrick of Buford passed away Friday, September 30, 2016.  Paul was a mischievous 64 year old man who never grew up.  A native of Shelbyville, TN, he had lived in ...

Habersham

Clyde Lee Freeman, 75, Mt. Airy
Clyde Lee Freeman, age 75 of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on April 10, 1941, he was a son of the late Howard and ...
Charles Peter (Hawk) Smessaert, 80, Clarkesville
Charles Peter “Hawk” Smessaert, age 80, of Clarkesville passed away September 9, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.   Born in Chicago, Illi ...

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Eileen V. Thompson, 88, Gainesville
Eileen V. Thompson, 88, of Gainesville, died Friday September 30, 2016 Eileen was born May 26, 1928  and grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee.  She is survived by a son ...

Jackson

Robert Samuel Carithers, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert Samuel Carithers, age 87 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, November 30, 2015.  Mr. Carithers was born in ...

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Steven Angel Landa, 72, Cleveland
            Mr. Steven Angel Landa age 72 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center followin ...
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.