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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 28th, 2017

Banks

Marlene Sliauter, 80, Maysville
  Mrs. Marlene Sliauter, age 80, of Maysville, GA died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Sliauter was born in Cicero, IL to the late Geo ...

Gwinnett

Nuel Brown Melton, 92, Buford
Nuel Brown Melton, age 92, of Buford, GA and the Ivy Creek Community passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester W. Melton; son-in-law ...

Habersham

Celeste Chesebro Hoose, 64, Demorest
Celeste Chesebro Hoose, age 64 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Born in Norwich, New York on January 19, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Paul ...
Phoebe Cook Diilashaw, 87, Cornelia
Phoebe Cook Dillashaw, age 87 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017, at her residence.  Born in Winder, Georgia on November 18, 1929, she was a daughter of th ...
Francis “Granny” Adams Beck Hopkins, age 83 of 155 Beck Road, Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at her residence.   A daughter of th ...

Hall

John Paul “J.P.” Banks, 65, Gainesville
John Paul “J.P.” Banks, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on October 28, 2017 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 1, 20 ...
Peggy Sue Cooper Bayard, 86, Gainesville
Peggy Sue Cooper Bayard, 86, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in the ...
Paul Milton Larson, 65, Gainesville
Paul Milton Larson, 65, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Paul was born on July 31, 1952 in Hammond, IN. He was owner and operator of The Larson ...
Cameron Clark Martin, 29, Gainesville
Cameron Clark Martin was born May 27, 1988 in Jacksonville, Florida.  Before moving to Gainesville, he lived in Swainsboro, Ga and Union, SC. He obtained an Associate’s ...
Dr. Paul Cowan Martin, 56, Gainesville
Dr. Paul Cowan Martin, 56, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 28.  Born on June 10, 1961 in Miami, Florida to Charles Raymond and Margaret Susan ...

Stephens

James Gulley, 75, Toccoa
Mr. James Gulley, age 75 of 2751 Nub Garland Road in Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Lonnie (Bo) and Johnnie Sue Gulle ...
Mrs. Patricia McIntyre Farmer, age 76 of 1752 Rock Quarry Circle, Toccoa passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Walter and Clifton Kinse ...

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Terry Baxter Sorah, 70, Cleveland
Mr. Terry Baxter Sorah, age70, of Cleveland died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sorah was born in Greensboro, NC to the late, Baxter Lee and Gertrude Eunice ...
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.