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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 5th, 2017


John S Padgett, 86, Cumming
John S Padgett, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. He loved working on cars and tractors. He was preceded in de ...


William J. “Dub” Cotton, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Mr. Cotton was born on June 23, 1929, in Hartwell, Georgia; a son of ...


Daylan J. Bonilla, 6, Flowery Branch
Daylan J. Bonilla, age 6, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston Hospital. Funeral Services will be 3: ...
Peggy Sue Shope, 79, Gainesville
  Mrs. Peggy Sue Shope, age 79, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at Friendship Nursing Home in Cleveland following an extended illness. Private i ...
Gladys Mae Turner, 91, Gainesville
Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 8, 2017 at Alta Vista Cemetery for Gladys Mae Turner, age 91, of Gainesville. Rev. Brian Malcolm will officiate. The ...


Steven Roberts, 44, Morganton
  Steven Roberts, age 44, of Morganton, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting.  Steven was a fighter ...


Harry Wilmer Dickerson, 82, of Betty’s Creek Road, Rabun Gap, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his home. Born in the Wolffork community in 1934, he was the son of ...


Georgie Ruth Shelnut, 86, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Georgie Ruth Shelnut, age 87 of Cleveland. Ruth passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. A celebration of life fo ...
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.