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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 24th, 2017

Forsyth

Gloria Viola Badley, 81, Cumming
  Gloria Viola Badley, 81 passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  There are no services planned locally.  Services will be held at a later date in Jamaica. ...
Ailion Amos (Mac) McPhail, Jr., age 94, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  Mac was retired from the Florida East Coast Railroad and was a U.S. Army veteran, se ...
Judith Van Horn Pett, 63, Cumming
Judith Van Horn Pett, age 63 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 28th at 1:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home ...
Pat Truitt, 80, Cumming
Pat Truitt, age 80 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was a devoted member of County Line Baptist Church and very active in the homeless and Happy Timer's m ...

Gwinnett

John Raymond Berry, 71, Buford
John Raymond Berry, age 71 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, January 24, 2017 following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Hami ...
Richard John Wollak, 66, Suwanee
Richard John Wollak, 66 of Suwanee, GA  passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. He was born on March 3, 1950 in Detroit, MI to Walter and Ruth Virginia Larson Wollak who ...

Habersham

Alene Ponder Pence, 93, Clarkesville
Alene Ponder Pence, age 93 of Melbourne, Florida and Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017. Born in Sidell, Kentucky on December 22, 1923, she was a ...

Hall

Mabel Murphy Hackett, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Mabel Murphy Hackett (75) of Gainesville, Georgia passed on January 24, 2017. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11:00am at Young’s Funeral Home ...

Jackson

Guy Morgan Causey, 86, Commerce
Guy Morgan Causey, age 86 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Causey was the son of the late Edward Lynn Causey and Laura Bruns ...

Stephens

Mr. Ralph “Eddie” Edward Dean, Jr., age 59 of 1833 E. Silver Shoals Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late R ...
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.