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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 14th, 2017

Banks

Lessie Wilkinson Caudell, 79, Hollingsworth Community
Lessie Wilkinson Caudell, age 79, of the Hollingsworth Community, Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Mrs. Caudell was born on January 23, 1938, in Bank ...

Dawson

Lee Ayers, 66, Dawsonville
Lee Ayers, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 14, 2017 at his residence. Born February 25, 1950, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  Lee owned and op ...

Forsyth

Albertine (Bert) Burrell, 97, passed away peacefully February 14, 2017 in Cumming, Ga. Where she has lived for the past 8 years. Bert was a native of Berwick, Maine.  Be ...
Mary Sammons Bowden, 95, Cumming
Mary Sammons Bowden, age 95, of Cumming, Ga (formerly Atlanta) passed February 14, 2017.  Funeral service will be held 11 AM Friday, February 17, 2017 at McDonald and Son Fune ...
Linda Lou Horvath, 71, Gainesville
Linda Lou Horvath, 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.  Funeral Services will be held on ...

Hall

Henry Clay Grant, Jr, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Henry Clay Grant, Jr., age 57, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 17, 2017 at Memorial Park South ...
Lourilla B. Allen, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Lourilla B. Allen, 85, of Gainesville passed away February 14, 2017 at Gracemont Assisted Living.           A funeral service w ...
Bobby Lewis Knapp, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Bobby Lewis Knapp, 62, of Gainesville passed away February 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           A funeral ser ...

Jackson

Margaret Ann Purcell, 83, Commerce
Mrs. Margaret Ann Purcell, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Purcell was born in Commerce to the late Hope William and Lucy Pearl Payne ...

Other

Billy Joe Thomason, 78, Prospect Community
Billy  Joe Thomason, 78, of the Prospect Community, passed away Tuesday evening February 14, 2017, at the Brown Health and Rehab, in Royston, GA. January 18, 1939, he was t ...

Stephens

Rev. Almon Jefferson Yearwood, age 89 of 52 Yearwood Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late David Paul and Elizabeth ...

Towns

Larry R. Milford, 70, Hiawassee
Larry R. Milford, age 70, of Hiawassee, a 50 year resident of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017.  A true Southern gentleman and proud American, he always made a ...

Union

Linda Sue Simmons Thompson, age 65, of Suches, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Dennis Thompson; son, Marvin Tr ...
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.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89