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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 15th, 2017


Brenda Fay Brackett Voyles, 71, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017.  A life-long resident of Cumming, Brenda was retired from Forsyth County Administration.&n ...


Gladston Arthur Sudderth, age 95, of Buford, GA peacefully passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of seventy years, Ann Buice Sudderth; p ...


Ricky Bruce, 39, Baldwin
Ricky Bruce, age 39, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Mr. Bruce was born on February 21, 1978 in Cumming, Georgia. He was preceded in death by hi ...
Thomas “Tommy” Junior Earls, age 62, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, following a sudden illness. Mr. Earls was born o ...
Geraldine Williams Ivie, 88, Cornelia
Geraldine Williams Ivie, age 88 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Born in Banks County, Georgia on January 15, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Artie ...


Ernest Dean Young, 92, Murrayville
Ernest Dean Young, 92 of Murrayville passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Young was the son of t ...
Shirley Jean Shockley, 80, Gainesville
Shirley Jean Shockley, age 80, of Gainesville passed away on November 15, 2017. Miss Shockley was the daughter of the late John Sherman Shockley and the late Mary Ruth Hudgins Shoc ...


Margie Delores Allen Bynum, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Margie was born February 2, 1930 near Hoffman, MN, the second oldest of five children ...
Sue Hicks, 78, Cleveland
Sue Hicks, age 78 of Cleveland, GA formerly of Knoxville/Gatlinburg, TN passed away on November 15, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. Sue was born in Knoxville, TN, graduated ...
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.