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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 10th, 2017


Robert Harold Hembree, 59, Dawsonville
Robert Harold Hembree, 59, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Friday February 10, 2017. Mr. Hembree was born February 27, 1957 in Blue Ridge, Georgia.  He was preceded in death ...
Laura Long, 31, Dawsonville
Laura Long, 31, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born June 21, 1985, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County and a 2 ...


Jo Ann Smith Forrester, 62, Demorest
Jo Ann Smith Forrester, age 62 of Demorest, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017.  Born in Habersham County on June 18, 1954, she was a daughter of the late John Ferd Smith ...


Christopher D. Bell, 51, Gainesville
Christopher Denard Bell was born on February 19, 1965 at Hall County Hospital, Gainesville, Ga. to Mr. Robert Lee Bell and Mrs. Mary Helen Bell. He departed this life and ...
Betty L. Bryan, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty L. Bryan age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Friday February 10, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday Febr ...
Howard E. Motes, 83, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 Pm Sunday Feb. 12, 2017 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Howard E. Motes 83 of Gainesville. Mr. Motes died Thursda ...


Lucile Tanner Lott, 96, Braselton
Lucile Tanner Lott, age 96, of Braselton passed away Friday, February 10, 2017.  Lucile loved gardening, flowers, raising chickens and cows.  She was a member of the West ...


Mrs. Shirley Zell Pruitt Simonds, age 71 of 1420 Rosedale Street, Toccoa passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 in Panama City Beach, Florida. A daughter of the late George C. an ...
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.