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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 20th, 2017


Grace Claire Piscitelli, 82 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday April 17, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonald ...


Homer Thomas Banks, 85, Clarkesville
Homer Thomas Banks, age 85 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Demorest, Georgia on June 12, 1931, he wa ...
Thelma Free Burton, 79, Clarkesville
Thelma Free Burton passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017- one day prior to her 80th birthday. Thelma was born in Clarkesville to the late Lester Free and Mahonie Gragg Free. ...
  John Alexander DiPino, Jr., age 86 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Born in Bridgeville, PA on December 24, 1930, he was the son of the late Joh ...
Christina Dowdy, 38, Cornelia
Christina Dowdy, age 38, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Christina was born on February 15, 1979, in Lawrenceville, Georgia; a daughter of Danny a ...


Barbara Cook Caston, 74, Gainesville
Barbara Cook Caston was born on May 26, 1942 in Hall County, third in a line of nine children.  Throughout her life, she played mama to her younger siblings, taking great joy ...
Carol Farmer, 68, Oakwood
Carol Farmer, 68, of Oakwood, GA. Passed away April 20, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Hall County on February 8, 1949, she was the daughter of the ...


Helen Louise Cain, 84, Dahlonega
Helen Louise Cain, 84, of Dahlonega passed away on April 20, 2017 at Gold City Convalescent Home following an extended illness.    She was preceded in death by her ...


John Anthony Garland, 60, Dalton
John Anthony Garland, age 60, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Thursday April 20, 2017. John was a member of the Wolffork Baptist Church, and had been the R.A. Director there ...


James Henry Schmitt, 73, Helen
James Henry Schmitt age 73, of Helen passed away Thursday April 20, 2017.  Mr. Schmitt was born in Walker County the son of the late Elmer Austin and Lorene Green Schmitt. ...
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.