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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 27th, 2017

Banks

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Ann Ledford Hogan, age 69 of Homer, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Mrs. Hogan was born in Talmo, Ge ...

Habersham

Hendrix Lee Benfield, inf, Clarkesville
  Hendrix Lee Benfield, infant son of Jesse Lee Benfield & Amberly White Benfield of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be in the arms of Jesus on Saturday, May 27, 201 ...
Inez Moore McGahee, 88, Clarkesville
Inez Moore McGahee, age 88 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Born in Habersham County on May 23, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Virgil James Moore a ...

Hall

Gene Brooks, 87, Gainesville
Gene Brooks, 87, passed away to his heavenly home on May 27, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA after suffering a stroke.  Gene was born in Columb ...
Dr. George Croom Johnson, 69, Gainesville
Dr. George Croom Johnson age 69 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday May 27, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Private Memorial services are scheduled for a later dat ...
Rev. Benjamin Brooks, 87, Gainesville
Rev. Benjamin “Gene” Brooks, age 87, of Gainesville, passed away on May 27, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the c ...
Lucille Allison Brookshire, 86, Gainesville
Lucille Allison Brookshire, age 86, of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, after a sudden illness.   Mrs. ...

Jackson

Jeune Wilson Blackmon, 82, Commerce
Jeune Wilson Blackmon, age 82, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Southern Pines Assisted Living.   Born in Commerce, she was the daughter of the late W.B. (Dub) & ...

Other

Brandon Dean LeBlanc, 39, Acworth
Brandon Dean LeBlanc, 39 of Acworth, GA passed away on Saturday May 27, 2017. The family will receive friends on Saturday June 3, 2017 from 10am to 2pm at McDonald and Son Funer ...
  Cordelia Elizabeth “Bettie” McLemore passed away on May 27, 2017.  A native of Statesboro, Georgia, she was a long-time resident of Sandy Springs and was ...

Stephens

Miss Rosamond Ellen Anderson, age 88, of Cawthon Road in Toccoa passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at The Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin, Georgia.  A daughter of the late ...
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.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.