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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 7th, 2017


John "Jack" Boozer, 84, Cornelia
Local artist, John “Jack “ Boozer, passed away at his home on April 6, 2017, following a short illness. Born in Wilmore, Kentucky on March 26, 1933, he was ...
Tobie Saifone Thonetheva, 22, Cornelia
Tobie Saifone Thonetheva, age 22, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017. Mr. Thonetheva was born on October 22, 1994 in Demorest, Georgia. He was preceded in ...


Irene Staten Slater, 84, Gainesville
Irene Staten Slater was born on January 22, 1933 in Memphis, Tennessee and she entered heaven on April 7, 2017 in Gainesville, Georgia. Irene enjoyed choreographed ballroom dancing ...
Brenda Kay Clark, 72, Gainesville
Brenda Kay Clark, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held a ...
Willie Calvin Garrett, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Willie Calvin Garrett, 79, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at Pruitt Health Lanier. Born on June 29, 1937, he was the son of the late Albert Calvin Garrett ...
Thelma Irene Slater, 84, Gainesville
Thelma Irene Slater, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on April 7, 2017.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church. Th ...


Katie Lou Ivester, 94, Commerce
Mrs. Katie Lou Ivester, age 94, of Commerce, GA died Friday, April 07, 2017 at Heritage of Athens.  Mrs. Ivester was born in Ila to the late Seaborn and Elvie Hooper Wilder.&n ...


Dennis Alfred Lawson, 71, Dahlonega
Dennis Alfred Lawson age 71 of Dahlonega passed away on April 7, 2017.  Mr. Lawson moved to Dahlonega in 2009 and was a former Marine.  He enjoyed gardening, spending tim ...


Nina Crump Terry, 89, Virginia formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Nina Crump Terry, of Reston, Virginia and formerly of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Reston Hospital Center. Daughter of the late Ola and Henry Cr ...


Hollis James Gastley, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Hollis James Gastley, age 60 of 65 Penn Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Ray and Thelma Swafford Gastley, he was ...
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.