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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 2nd, 2017


Eliza Renee` LeMieux passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017.  There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arra ...
Elliott Lawson Pettey Jr., 64 of Cumming, GA passed away on February 2, 2017. He was born on September 8, 1952, the son of Elliott Lawson Pettey Sr. and Barbara Johnson Baker Pe ...
Dorothy Enloe Phillips, 87, Cumming
Dorothy Enloe Phillips, 87, a native of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Dorothy was a devoted daughter, a successful business woman, and a loyal friend ...


Warren Cecil Mayo, 62, Buford
Mr. Warren Cecil Mayo “Spaceman”, 62, of Buford passed away on Thursday February 2, 2017.   A family memorial service will be held at a later date.   ...


Shirley Ann Trusty Smith, 68, Flowery Branch
Shirley Ann Trusty Smith, age 68, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017. She is survived by her husband of forty-three years, Randall Smith, Flowery Branch, ...


Hazel Margaret Brown, 82, Commerce
Hazel Margaret Brown, age 82 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, February 02, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Maysville, GA, Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the late G ...


Betty Joan Scott Vaughan, 60, Dahlonega
Mrs. Betty Joan Scott Vaughan, 60, of Dahlonega passed away February 1, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Febru ...


  Claude Parker Taylor III, age 65, of Suches, GA passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017 with his family by his side. Parker lived most of his life in Conyers, GA; bu ...


Robin Maurer Merrill, 74, Cleveland
Robin M. Merrill, age 74 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017.  Mrs. Merrill was born January 22, 1943 in Syracuse, NY to the late Fredric and Alice Barker ...
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.