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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 7th, 2017

Dawson

Marth Day, 63, Dawsonville
Martha Day, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 7, 2017 at her residence following a short illness. Born October 16, 1953 to the late Lee Joe and Bertha Richards, sh ...
Loy Carlton Ferguson, 80, Dawsonville
Loy Carlton Ferguson, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 7, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born September 18, 1936 to the late Loy Fr ...

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George K. Parker, 80, Alto
George K. Parker, age 80, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Mr. Parker was born on February 22, 1936, in Alto, Georgia, to the late Juluis ...
Hoyt Tench, 84, Cornelia
Hoyt Tench, age 84 of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. An online guest regis ...

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John Harold Platt, 98, Gainesville
Our beloved Uncle Harold, of Gainesville, GA took his last flight January 22, 2017.           Born John Harold Platt in 1919 in ...
Julius Watson Williams, 86, Gainesville
Julius Watson Williams, age 86, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday February 7. Julius was born September 8, 1930 to Charles and Kay Williams in Meigs, GA, the oldest of four childr ...

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Will Nation, 32, Demorest
Will Nation, age 32, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday following a courageous battle with injuries he received in an accident more than seven years ago.    ...
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