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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 7th, 2017


Joan McFarland Smith Tate, 76 went to be with the Lord On January 7, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surround ...


Margaret Sue Crowe, 73, Winder
Margaret Sue Crowe, age 73, of Winder passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Sue loved to cook.  She loved her family and took care of them.  Survivors include her ...
Mark Simon, 66, Winder
Mr. Mark T. Simon, age 66, of Winder suddenly passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by his family.   Fu ...


Rev. Frank N. Bearden, Jr.,   age 88, of Demorest, Ga. went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 6, 2017.  Twenty-four hours later, his beloved wife of seventy-one year ...


Lucille Lillian Hayes, 69, Gainesville
Lucille Lillian Hayes, of Gainesville, beloved mother, grandmother and friend passed away Saturday January 7, 2017 at the age of 69. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. We ...
Mauline Mote Pinson, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Mauline Mote Pinson, 83, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 following an extended illness. A Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2 ...


Roger Dills, 70, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Roger “Pete” Dills, age 70 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Mr. Dills was born ...
Peggy Bobbette Hoover, 56, Commerce
Peggy Bobbette Hoover age 56 of Commerce passed away Saturday Jan. 7, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. Hoover was born in Commerce on February 13, 1960 to Charlotte Allen and t ...
Wilma Gee Langford, 94, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Wilma Gee Langford, age 94 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Mrs. Langford was born in P ...


Arlene Clark Martin, 94, Athens
Arlene Clark Martin, age 94 of Athens, GA passed away Saturday, January 07, 2017.   Mrs. Martin was the widow of Oatha Martin, attended Antioch Baptist Church in Watkins ...
Stephen L. Rogers, 69, Maryville
Rogers – Stephen L., beloved husband of 11 years to Kathryn Mae (Brookshire) Rogers, passed away on January 7, 2017 in Anderson Medical Center, Maryville, IL. Stephen was bor ...


Jimmy Edward Addison, 63, Toccoa
Mr. Jimmy Edward Addison, age 63 of 17 Regan Drive, Toccoa passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Richard and Nellie Mauldin Ad ...
Edna Major Leach Carswell, 95, Eastanollee
Mrs. Edna Major Leach Carswell passed away January 7, 2017 at her home in Eastanollee, Ga.  Mrs. Carswell was born September 12, 1921 in Sanford, Florida to Demes and Lucille ...
Edward Thomas Roberts, 83, Martin
Funeral services for Edward Thomas Roberts, age 83, of Martin will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Oakey Mountain Baptist Church.  Rev. Brion Wil ...


Claud F. Elliot, 62, Cleveland
Claud F. Elliot, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, ...
Dr. Claud Franklin Elliott, Jr., age 62 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Mr. Elliott was born in Demorest to the late Claud Franklin and Anne McConnell ...
Troy Holcombe, 84, Cleveland
Troy Holcombe, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017. Mr. Holcombe was born October 31, 1932 in Dacula, GA to the late Floyd and Minnie Ophelia Higgins Holc ...
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.