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Local Obits for Wed. May 17th, 2017


Michele Renae Wagner Vinson, 62, wife to Arthur Alan Vinson, long-time residents of Winder, Georgia, peacefully went home to her Heavenly Father early Wednesday morning May 17, 201 ...


William Winston “Wink” Anderson, 89, of Dawsonville and Decatur passed away Wednesday May 17, 2017 in Lumpkin County following a period of declining health. Wink was ...


Louis Washington, 67, Suwanee
Louis Washington, age 67, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, May 17,2017. He was preceded in death by parents, George and Hannah Washington; brothers, Joseph Washington; Robert ...


Coy Skaggs, N/A, Gainesville
Coy Skaggs quietly left his earthly home and entered into eternal peace with his Lord and Savior on May 17, 2017.  Coy was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky where he lived an ...
Anita C. Thomas Strickland, 59, Gainesville
Ms. Anita C. Thomas Strickland, 59, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 following a motorcycle accident.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m ...


Virginia C. Herd, 90, Jasper
Virginia C. Herd, 90 of Jasper, GA passed away on Wednesday May 17, 2017 at the Oaks at Hampton. She was born on September 10, 1926 in Atlanta, GA the daughter of Wilmont and Be ...
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.