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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 18th, 2017

Forsyth

Glenda Eileen Stone, 88, Cumming
Glenda Eileen Stone, 88 of Cumming GA passed away on Saturday March 18, 2017. Services will be held in Paducah, KY at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdona ...

Hall

Lamar Benjamin Bagwell, 87, Oakwood
Mr. Lamar Benjamin Bagwell, 87, of Oakwood, GA, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville surrounded by his family. Funeral Se ...
William Owen Culpepper, 68, Clermont
William “Bill” Owen Culpepper, age 68, died Saturday, March 18 at his home in Clermont, Georgia.  Mr. Culpepper is survived by his wife, Ann, daughter and son-in-l ...
Frank A. Gordon, 79, Gillsville
Frank A. Gordon, age 79 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. Born in Walton County on February 1, 1938, he was a son of the late A. F. Gordon and Drucilla Garris ...
Lois Helen Hulce, 87, Gainesville
Lois Helen Hulce, 87, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 18, 2017 following a brief illness.          Funeral Services are incomplete and will ...
Barbara Ann McDonald, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Barbara Ann McDonald, age 77, of Gainesville passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Mo ...

Jackson

William Robert Weaver, 87, Dahlonega
Chief Warrant Officer 4 (U.S. Army, Retired) William Robert Weaver, age 87, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. William served 32 ½ years in the Uni ...
Ray Pendley, 85, Talmo
Ray Pendley , 85 , of Talmo, Ga. passed away Saturday March 18,2017. Funeral 11:00 am Tuesday Wards Funeral Home Chapel. Wards Funeral Home 758 Main Street Gainesville in charge ...

Lumpkin

Reba Hunsinger, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Reba Hunsinger, age 85, of  Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Seasons Hospice in Cumming, GA. Reba was born in Oconee County, SC June 25, 1931. Sh ...

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John R. Hennings, 73, Alpharetta
John R. Hennings, age 73, of Alpharetta GA, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, after a 5 month battle with several illnesses.  John was born in Tarrytown, NY, to John M. He ...

Stephens

Susie Zeches, 53, Toccoa
Susie Zeches, wife to her beloved husband, Jon, mom to her treasured boys, Clayton and Jonathan, and caring nurse of many, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Mar ...
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.
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.