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Local Obits for Wed. May 3rd, 2017


Mark Edward Forster, 68, Cumming
Mark Edward Forster, 68, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  Mark was born October 4, 1948 in Cleveland, OH to the late Edward and Patricia Forster. He is also ...
James Michael Bonem, 56, Cumming
James Michael Bonem, 56 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday May 3, 2017. He was born on May 14, 1960 in Bay City, MI the son of James Thomas Bonem who has predeceased him an ...
Jack Norman Gray, 86, Cumming
Jack Norman Gray, 86, of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday May 2, 2017. He was born on March 2, 1931 in Williamston, NC the son of Turner Ashby and Alma Norman Gray who have bo ...


Catherine Elizabeth Cantrell age 84 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Born in Mt. Airy, GA on February 21, 1933 she was a daughter of the late Harold & M ...


Billy Homer Alexander, 78, Clermont
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Billy Homer Alexander, age 78 of Clermont, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.   Bill ...
Thomas Lawrence Mitchell, 66, Flowery Branch
Thomas Lawrence Mitchell, age 66, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by family, after an extended illness. Born 10/27/1950 on La ...
Rev. Marvin Dean Townley, 72, Gainesville
Rev. Marvin Dean Townley, 72 of Gainesville died Wednesday May 3, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Rev. Townley was the son of t ...
Justin Young Underwood, 30, Gainesville
Mr. Justin Young Underwood age 30 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 03, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    &nbs ...
Lawton J. Dyer, 83, Gainesville
Lawton J. Dyer, 83, of Gainesville, GA., passed away May 3, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Dyer was born August 14, 1933 to the late Cla ...
Mr. Michael Willard “Mick” Shannon II age 26 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 03, 2017 following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Mond ...


Rosa Voyles Stringer, 93, Jefferson
Evans funeral home announces the death of Mrs. Rosa Voyles Stringer, age 93 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  Mrs. Stringer was born in Mays ...


Sarah Juanita Gailey Thomas, age 83, of Jonesboro, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Mrs. Thomas was born on May 12, 1933 in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Rosco ...
Paul David Dunn, 56, Sandy Springs
Paul David Dunn of the Jung Toa School of Classical Chinese Medicine, age 56, of Sandy Springs, GA passed away in his home Wednesday, May 3, 2017. He was the beloved son of J.D. ...


Mr. Gregory Larry Franklin, age 64 of 478 Cedar Lane, Toccoa passed away May 3, 2017 at Hospice Atlanta at Emory University Hospital Midtown.   A son of the late Ralph and J ...


Joe Ray Waddell, 60, Cleveland
Mr. Joe Ray Waddell, age 60 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Waddell was born on April 26, 1957, in Woodruff, South Caro ...
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.