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Local Obits for Tue. May 2nd, 2017


Dorothy Elletson, 67, Cumming
Dorothy Elletson 67, of Cumming, Ga died on May 2, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. She is survived by her husband Broadus Elletson of Cumming, Ga. Children: Chandy and Paul R ...


Mary Hewell Robinson, 59, Cornelia
Mary Hewell Robinson, age 59, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 following a sudden illness. Mrs. Robinson was born on May 2, 1958 in Clermon ...
Bunice Lewallen Smith, 93, Baldwin
Bunice Lewallen Smith, age 93, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Mrs. Smith was born on February 18, 1924, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Felton and Or ...
John Carroll Smith, 82, Alto
John Carroll Smith age 82 of Alto, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Born in Richmond, Virginia on April 21, 1935, he was the son of the late John and Naomi Stephens Smith. & ...


Janet (Jan) Kellogg Johnson, 94, Gainesville
Janet (Jan) Kellogg Johnson born January 21, 1923 in Brooklyn, N.Y. went to be with the Lord on May 2, 2017.  She was the beloved wife of the late Russell (Rusty) Johnson MD f ...
James A. "Jim" Stephenson, 64, Gainesville
James A. “Jim” Stephenson, 64, of Gainesville, was born on October 17, 1952 in Los Angeles, CA.  He has joined his parents, Donald “Steve” and Edie ...
Marsha Ann Ware, 72, N/A
Mrs. Marsha Ann Ware was born March 18, 1945 in Hall County, Georgia to the late Mr. and Mrs. James and Annie Mae Sadler. Marsha went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 2, 20 ...


Sarah Sue Wallace Nichols, 84, Nicholson
  Mrs. Sarah Sue Wallace Nichols, age 84, of Nicholson died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Mrs. Nichols was born in Clover, SC to the lat ...


Otha C.A. Ivester, Jr, 68, Toccoa
Mr. Otha C.A. Ivester, Jr., age 68 of 1250 Sunshine Church Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A son of the late Otha C.A. Ivester, Sr ...
Mr. Michael Junior Ivester, age 46 of 1250 Sunshine Church Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at his residence. A son of Betty Sellers Ivester and the late Otha C.A. ...
Hannah Brianne McFall, 18, Toccoa
Miss Hannah Brianne McFall, age 18, of Country Club Trail in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Stephens County.  A daughter of Christopher Shane McFall and Ro ...
Lillie Mae Green, co-founder of Green's Grocery, dies at 99
The woman who founded and ran Green's Grocery with her husband in 1950 died Thursday.
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.