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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 13th, 2017

Dawson

Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, Dawsonville
Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, of Dawsonville, Ga passed away on January 13, 2017. Joan was retired from Lockheed Martin and she was also a graduate of Georgia Tech. She is predecea ...
James H. Ledbetter, 82, Dawsonville
James H. Ledbetter, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Friday January 13, 2017 at Northside Cherokee Hospital following a period of declining health. Born December 15, 1934 in Dawso ...

Habersham

Lurlene E. Meeks, 85, Cornelia
Lurlene E. Meeks, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 13, 2017 peacefully at her home. Mrs. Meeks was born on April 19, 1931 in Alto, Geor ...
Dorothy Pearl Wayne, 93, Demorest
Dorothy Pearl Wayne, age 93, of Demorest, Georgia formerly of Deland, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 13, 2017. Mrs. Wayne was born on November 17, 1923 in ...

Hall

Jennifer Anne Perry, 56, Gainesville
Jennifer Anne Perry, age 56, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 following a battle with cancer. She had lived in Hall County for the past 11 years, and work ...
Martha Marie Marshall Mize, 82, Gainesville
A TIME TO BE BORN … Martha Marie Marshall Mize was born February 10, 1934.  She transitioned on January 13, 2017, after a short illness.  She was preceded in de ...

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Donald Eugene Henshall, 90, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Donald Eugene Henshall, age 90 of Cleveland. Mr. Henshall passed away Friday, January 13, 2017. “Don” was ...
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.