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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 4th, 2017


Bryan Anthony Cloud, 55, Cumming
Bryan Anthony Cloud, age 55, of Cumming passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Bryan was Operations Manager for Veolia Water.  He loved music; singing, playing guitar, ...
Jimmy Lee Thompson, 74, Cumming
Jimmy Lee Thompson, 74 of Cumming, GA passed away on February 4, 2017. He was born on February 13, 1942 in Douglasville, GA, the son of Raymond Howard Thompson and Imogene Jessi ...
Lula Townsend, 79, Cumming
Lula Townsend, 79, of Cumming passed away Saturday February 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born March 4, 1937 to the late Ro ...


Lorraine Marie Taylor, 88, Hoschton
Lorraine Marie Taylor, age 88 of Hoschton, GA, died Saturday, February 4, 2017. No Services are planned at this time.  The Family request memorial contributions to Lewy Body D ...


Roxana Barrett Black, 63, Cornelia
ROXANA  BARRETT BLACK , age 63 of Cornelia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 04, 2017 at her residence.    Born in Topeka, Kansas, she was a ...
Nellie Inez Elrod Kimsey, 101, Clarkesville
Nellie Inez Elrod Kimsey, age 101 of Clarkesville passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Born in Habersham County on January 13, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Ja ...


Grady Lamar Crook, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Grady Lamar Crook, 81, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 following a brief illness. A Memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February ...
Goldie Williams, 88, Athens, formerly of Gainesville
Goldie Williams age 88 of Athens,  GA formerly of Gainesville, GA  died February 4, 2017.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM at ...


John Wesley Shook, 60, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Wesley Shook, age 60, of Commerce, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Mr. Shook was born October 16, 195 ...


William Henry Peters, 85, Sautee
William “Bill” Henry Peters, age 85 of Sautee, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Mr. Peters was born February 17, 1931 in Wallington, NJ to the late Henr ...
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.