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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 4th, 2017


Clarence Edward “Eddie” Flanagan, age 52, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County) passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.   Eddie always saw the good in every per ...


Dennis Ronald Gayton, 47, Cumming
Dennis Ronald Gayton, age 47, passed away on April 4, 2017. He was born in Forsyth County on February 22, 1970. He is preceded in death by his parents Mary and William Gayton and b ...


Betty Jeanne Congdon, 84, Clarkesville
        Betty Jeanne Congdon, age 84, of Clarkesville passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended i ...
Brenda Cochran Ferguson, age 72 of Alto, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on December 19, 1944, she was the daughter of Jimmie Ray Cochran of ...


William Lee Bonner, Sr, 75, Flowery Branch
Mr. William Lee Bonner, Sr., 75, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Frid ...
Robert (Bob) Echols, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Robert (Bob) Echols of Gainesville, Ga. Passed away April 4, 2017 at the age of 83.   He was a native of Wilkes County, the son of the late A. C. Echols and Cather ...
Rebecca Diane O'Kelley Hanes, 64, Gainesville
Mrs. Rebecca Diane O’Kelley Hanes, 64, of Gainesville, died Tuesday April 4, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Diane was the daughter of Edward Eugene and Martha Louise ...
Rebecca Ann McKee, 60, Flowery Branch
Ms. Rebecca Ann McKee, age 60, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at New Horizons, Lanier Park. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2017 in t ...
Annie Mae Souther, 80, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Annie Mae Souther, age 80, of Hoschton. Rev. Arnold Jones Jr., and Re ...
Richard Fletcher Butterworth, 80, Flowery Branch
Mr. Richard Fletcher Butterworth, age 80, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at The Oaks of Limestone, after an extended illness. Graveside Service will be 10: ...
Mr. Claude Robert Garrett Jr. age 78 of Oakwood passed away on Tuesday April 04, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a very short fight with cancer. Funeral services ...
Charles Ford Grindle, 89, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Ford Grindle, 89 of Gainesville died Tuesday April 4, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and C ...


Lillie Mae Waters, 102, Commerce
  Mrs. Lillie Mae Waters, age 102, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at Brighter Morning.  Mrs. Waters was born in Commerce to the late Harvie and Volumma T ...


James Dillard Carpenter, age 79, of Clayton, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2016. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Wolf Cree ...
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.