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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 19th, 2017

Dawson

Joyce “Granny” Foster began her eternal life on January 19, 2017. She leaves family and friends here that she dearly loved and went to meet family and friends that h ...

Forsyth

George R. Miller, 72, Cumming
George R. Miller, age 72 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Born in Chicago, IL on January 30, 1944, he was a son of the late Anthony and Mae Kiss Miller. Mr ...
Richard John Sands, 87, Cumming
  Richard John Sands, 87 of Cumming, GA, passed away on Wednesday January 19, 2017. He was born in Medford, MA on July, 13, 1929 to John Anthony Sands and Eva Dolores Sa ...

Habersham

Tori Paige Dodd, 22, Clarkesville
Tori Paige Dodd, age 22 of the Hollywood Community, Clarkesville, Georgia. Our beautiful, talented, and loving Tori Paige Dodd was born March 9, 1994 in Stephens County Hospit ...
Arthur Joseph Wade, 78, Cornelia
Arthur Joseph Wade, age 78 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017. Born in Habersham County on December 11, 1938, he was a son of the late Rever Wade and Maebelle T ...

Other

Joe Miller “Jim” Jones, 85 of Ringgold, GA, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2017. Jim was born on May 27, 1931 in Ohatchee, AL and departed this life at Northe ...

Stephens

Dustin Michael Hill, 18, Toccoa
Mr. Dustin Michael Hill, age 18 of 4304 Nub Garland Road, Toccoa passed away Friday, January 19, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A son of Michael Hill an ...
Timothy Paul Pressley, 53, Toccoa
Timothy Paul Pressley   Mr. Timothy Paul Pressley age 53 of 4225 Prather Bridge Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday January 19, 2017 at his residence.   A son of the Pe ...

White

George Thomas Warwick, 63, Cleveland
George Thomas Warwick, age 63, of Cleveland passed away Thursday January 19, 2017. Mr. Warwick was born in White County the son of the late Oscar B. and Marie Brown Warwick. &nb ...
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.