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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 27th, 2017


Phil Davis Jr, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Phil Davis Jr. age 69 of Gainesville passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.   Graveside services are scheduled fo ...
Robert Christopher “Chris” Highfield, age 29, of Gainesville, GA passed away suddenly Monday, February 27, 2017. Chris was born on March 26, 1987 in Dahlonega, GA to ...
Madge Kathleen Cagle, 94, Gainesville
Madge Kathleen Cagle, 94, of Gainesville passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at Friendship Health and Rehab following an extended illness.        ...
Shirley Odom, 76, Gainesville
Mrs. Shirley Odom, 76, of Gainesville passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.           ...


Deborah E. Hildreth, 55, Jefferson
Deborah E. Hildreth, age 55 of Jefferson, GA passed away Monday, February 27, 2017.   Born in Winder, GA, Mrs. Hildreth was the daughter of Harold Whisnant and the late ...


Robert Louis Sitter II, 60, Pennsylvania
Robert L. Sitter II, age 60, of Millcreek Township, PA passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017, at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Erie, Pa., on December 31, 1956, the son of Margie Jo ...
Johnny H. Bagwell, 69, Marietta
Johnny H. Bagwell, 69 of Marietta, GA died Monday at his home after a long illness. He attended Olive Springs Baptist Church. Johnny is survived by his sister Donna and niece ...


Viola S. Negra, 90, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Viola Stanton Negra, age 90 of Sautee. Mrs. Negra passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. “Viola” was ...
Lillie Mae Green, co-founder of Green's Grocery, dies at 99
The woman who founded and ran Green's Grocery with her husband in 1950 died Thursday.
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.