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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 29th, 2017

Gwinnett

Fermina Castro, 57, Buford
Fermina Castro, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, May 29, 2017. She is survived by her children, Freddy Villatoro, Yenis Castro, Maritza Castro, Yessi Castro, Veronica Vill ...
  William Robert “Bob” Preston, (Cdr., USN Ret.), born September 15, 1922 to the parents of William Thomas Preston and Florence Ella Elsea, passed away peaceful ...

Habersham

Jerry Ray Tallman, 83, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Jerry Ray Tallman, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow the ...

Hall

Beverly Boatwright, 78, Gainesville
Ms. Beverly Boatwright, age 78, of Gainesville passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville.   Services will be held at a lat ...
Kimberly Marie Buffen, 42, Gainesville
 Mrs. Kimberly Marie Buffen age 42 of Gainesville passed away on Monday May 29, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Memorial services will be held on Saturd ...
Robert Paul Heavrin Jr., 64, Clermont
Robert Paul Heavrin Jr., age 64, of Clermont, GA, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017. Bob was born in Youngstown Ohio April 13, 1953. He was employed as a welder at Chandler Equip ...

Jackson

Sandra “Cindy” Baird, 68, Jefferson
  Mrs. Sandra “Cindy” Baird, age 68, of Jefferson, GA died Monday, May 29, 2017 at Emory University Hospital.  Mrs. Baird was born in Commerce to the late ...
Nell Crane Scott, 76, Commerce
Nell Crane Scott, age 76 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday, May 29, 2017.   Born in Cornelia, GA, Ms. Scott was the daughter of the late James and Minnie Emmett Crane. ...

Other

Mrs. Dorothy Virginia Pritchett, age 98, of Colbert, GA died Monday, May 29, 2017 at Piedmont-Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Pritchett was born in Commerce to the late ...
Housang Vaziri, 81, Alpharetta
Housang Vaziri, 81 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Monday May 29, 2017. Graveside services will be held on Friday June 2, 2017 at 11am at the Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. C ...

Stephens

Mrs. Yvonne Nicolette Bryant Busch, age 67 of 465 Black Mountain Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 29, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of Juanita Ba ...

White

Faye "Gummie" Franks, 77, Cleveland
Faye “Gummie”  Franks, 77 of Cleveland, GA left the building late in the evening May  29th 2017.     Faye was born September 3rd 1939 in her Grandma ...
Michael Edward Gerchman, 64, Cleveland
Mr. Michael E. Gerchman, age 64, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017.   Mr. Gerchman was preceded in death by his father Karl G. Gerchman and sister Gigi Dart. H ...
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.