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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 9th, 2017


Carolyn Juanita Rainey, 66, Cumming
Carolyn Juanita Rainey, age 66, of Cumming, GA, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Funeral services for  Mrs. Rainey will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 4:0 ...
Joseph Edward Ross, 49, Cumming
Joseph Edward Ross, 49, of Cumming passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Ross was an employee of Lockheed-Martin for 20 years. He loved baseball and was an av ...
Marion Shalit, 85, Cumming
Marion Shalit, 85 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday April 9, 2017. Burial will be at the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin, NJ on Thursday April 13, 2017. Condolences may be ...


Judy Lee Wade, 61, Clarkesville
Judy Lee Wade, age 61, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 9, 2017, following a sudden illness. Ms. Wade was born on August 6, 1955, in Commerce, ...


Linda McCrindle McCaskill, 64, Murrayville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday April 13, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Linda McCrindle McCaskill, age 64, of Murrayville, Ga. The Rev. Charl ...
Robert Terrell McLain, 79, Oakwood
Mr. Robert Terrell McLain, 79, of Oakwood, GA passed away on Sunday, April 09, 2017 following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April ...
Rev. Truman Skaggs, 89, Gainesville
Rev. Truman Skaggs age 89 of Gainesville passed away Sunday April 9, 2017. Funeral Service 2:00 p.m. Friday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville
Rev. Truman Collier Skaggs, 89, Gainesville
Mission Accomplished! Rev. Truman Collier Skaggs age 89 of Gainesville went to be with the Lord on April 9, 2017, after an extended illness. He was born in Russellville, Kentucky, ...
Louise Standridge, 88, Clermont
Louise Standridge, age 88, of Clermont passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Mrs. Standridge was born in Dawson County the daughter of the late Amle and Louella Whitmire Gran ...


Margie Pressley Gaddis, 90, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mrs. Margie Pressley Gaddis, age 90 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Mrs. Ga ...


Robert Charles Gilstrap, 85, Powder Springs
Robert Charles Gilstrap, age 85, of Powder Springs, GA, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Robert was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1931, to the late Bill and Annie Mae Gilstrap ...


Mary Florine Parker, 91, Suches
Mary Florine Parker, age 91, a lifelong resident of Suches, GA passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Florine was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for many years.  Sh ...


Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs.Drucilla ‘Trudy”Abernathy, age 77 of Cleveland. Mrs Abernathy passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. Fune ...
Josie Dzikowski, 91, Cleveland
Josie Dzikowski age 90, of Sautee passed away Sunday April 9, 2017.  Mrs. Dzikowski was born September 25, 1926 in Augusta, GA to the late John Lester Ivey and Savannah Ive ...
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.