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Local Obits for Mon. May 1st, 2017


Rosemary Mead, 84, Dawsonville
Rosemary Mead, 84, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cum ...
Rosemary Mead, 84, Dawsonville
Rosemary Mead, 84, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cum ...


Thomas George Hare, 75, Cumming
Tom peacefully died from a brief illness on May 1, 2017.   Born December 31, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Cyrillus and Mary Hare, Tom graduated from Xavier University wit ...


Jill Diana Lawler, 64, Lawrenceville
Jill Diana Lawler, age 64, of Lawrenceville passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.  Jill retired as a school teacher of 37 years from Gwinnett County School System.  She loved ...
Katheryn “Kay” Lisle Swanson, age 68, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Monday, May 1, 2017. Kay was born in Elyria, Ohio on May 15th, 1948 to Marion and Richard Lisle.& ...
Claudia Prince Scruggs, age 82 of Buford, Georgia, died Monday, May 01, 2017.  Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. ...


Mary L. “Pattie” Jones Henderson, age 82, of Baldwin, formerly of Blue Creek passed away on the Sabbath- Saturday, March 25, 2017.   Pattie’s life ...


Mrs. Carolyn P. "Patsy" Holland  Clark, 78 of Gainesville died Monday May 1, 2017 at her daughters residence in Demorest following an extended illness. A lif ...
Ralph K. Adkins, 76, Gainesville
Ralph K. Adkins, 76, of Gainesville passed away after a hard fight at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. This sweet man changed his name to Papa the day that he became a grandfather ...
Bonnie Kate King, 86, Gainesville
Bonnie Kate King, 86, of Gainesville, GA., passed away March 22, 2017 at The Oaks at Limestone following an extended illness. Born on November 07, 1930, in Dalton, GA. She was t ...
Harrison Charley Pierce, 81, Flowery Branch
  Harrison Charley Pierce, 81, of Flowery Branch passed away May 1, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on We ...


Doris Elaine Davidson, 74, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Doris Elaine Davidson, age 74, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017. Mrs. Davidson was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, ...
Frederick Lee Hensley, 72, Jefferson
Evans funeral home announces the death of Frederick Lee Hensley, 72, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, May 1, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Hensley was born May 2 ...


William Watson Rumsey, 85, Toccoa
Mr. William Watson Rumsey, age 85 of 99 Hannah Hill Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Wilkinson Center in Toccoa. A son of the late G.W. “Bud&r ...
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.