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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 23rd, 2017


Kurt Albert Kesler, 51, Winder
Mr. Kurt Albert Kesler, age 51 of 109 Lake Drive, Winder, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A son of the late Do ...


Donald R. Brown, 81, Clarkesville
Donald R. Brown, age 81, passed away at his home, Thursday, November 23rd. He was born in Ossipee, North Carolina and moved to Clarkesville, Georgia in 1950 when his father tran ...


Beatrice Conner Pirkle, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Beatrice C. Pirkle age 92 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday November 23, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturd ...


Della Goodwin Ford, 86, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Della Goodwin Ford, age 86 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, November 23, 2017.  Mrs. Ford was born in Fulto ...


Mrs. Brandel Lene Ricketts Jones, age 68, of Oakwood, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017. Brandel was born in Lumpkin County on April 1, 1949 to the late Leon and Ella Rick ...


Susan Michelle Messer Heath, 43, Hendersonville, N.C.
Susan Michelle Messer Heath, age 43 of Hendersonville, NC passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017.   Born on March 4, 1974 in Hendersonville, NC, she was the daughter of Tha ...
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.