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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 27th, 2017


Howard D. Troville, 69, Winder
Howard D. Troville, 69, of Winder passed away Wednesday December 27, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton following a period of declining health. Mr. Troville was ...


Thelma Frazier Evans, 90, Cumming
Thelma Frazier Evans, age 90, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was a member of Union Primitive Baptist Church in Milton, GA. She is preceded in death b ...


Helen Miriam Beatson Long, 85, Sugar Hill
Helen Miriam Beatson Long, age 85, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Mrs. Long was born August 14, 1932 in Sumter, SC – the last ch ...
Michael Layne Otwell, 49, Lawrenceville
Michael Layne Otwell, age 49, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Louise Otwell. Mr. Otwell is surv ...
Mary Cole Reddish, 90, Buford
Mary Cole Reddish, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cline Reddish; and granddaughter, Tiffany A. Miller. ...


Willene Jones Barron, 91, Clarkesville
Willene Jones Barron went to her heavenly home on December 27, 2017.  She was born April 22, 1926 in Habersham County, and was a life-long resident of the New Liberty area ...


Ricky Lamar Emmett, 62, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ricky Lamar Emmett, age 62, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be ...
Bertha Jones, 85, Gainesville
Bertha Jones August 6th, 1932 – December 27th, 2017 But the particulars of Bertha’s appearance on earth and her departure from it do not define her contributions ...


Nora Ann Henry Clough, 87, Commerce
Mrs. Nora Ann Henry Clough, age 87, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at The Oaks at Limestone.  Mrs. Clough was born in New Salem, PA to the late Robert and E ...
Brandon Michael Gamble, 38, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Brandon Michael Gamble, 38, of Jefferson Georgia, who passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in Gainesville, Georgia. Mr. Gamble ...


Walter James Marshall, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. Walter James Marshall, age 84, of Dahlonega, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Mr. Marshall was born in Lumpkin on October 14, 1933 to the late Buddy and Lillian Gri ...


Charles Kenneth Beck, 79, Clayton
Charles Kenneth Beck, age 79, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday December 27, 2017 at his home.  Kenneth was born the son of Fred Samuel Beck and Laura Dockins ...


Byron Keith McAvoy, 54, Toccoa
Mr. Bryon Keith McAvoy, age 54 of County Farm Road Extension, Toccoa, GA passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at his residence.   A son of Agnes Harbert McAvoy Woo ...


James "Ed" Wiley, 59, Cleveland
James “Ed” Wiley, age 59 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Mr. Wiley was born April 26, 1958 in Hall County to the late James and Thelma Dodd W ...
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.