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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 24th, 2017

Forsyth

Vicky Lynn Duran, 53, Cumming
Vicky Lynn Duran, 53, of Cumming passed away Friday, June 23, 2017. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Vicky put her family first and was a God-fearing woman wh ...
Matthew Neal Gibby, 58, Cumming
Matthew Neal Gibby Sr. 58 of Cumming, Ga died on June 24, 2017. Memorial services were held on June 26, 2017. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangem ...
Willene Stamey Terrazas, age 80, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017. Willene was raised in Clarkesville, Georgia and was a Graduate of Habersham High School where she ...

Gwinnett

Amalia Le’mert, 85, Lawrenceville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of  Ms. Amalia Le’mert, age 85 of Lawrenceville, Georgia entered into rest Saturday, June 24, 2017.  Ms. Le’mert was bo ...

Habersham

Lavada English Warren, 77, Demorest
Lavada English Warren, age 77, of Demorest, passed away on June 22, 2017 at home following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, GA, on May 24, 1940, she attended North ...

Hall

Vickie Lynn Kelley, 63, Gainesville
Mrs. Vickie Lynn Kelley, 63, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017. A Memorial service will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017 in the chapel of Memorial ...
Wendell Kinsey, 76, Gainesville
Wendell Kinsey age 76 of Gainesville passed away Saturday June 24, 2017.   Mr. Kinsey was born February 28, 1941 in Gainesville, GA to the late Willis H.& Annie Yan ...
David Barron Simpson, 77, Oakwood
Mr. David Barron Simpson, 77, of Oakwood, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held in Lancaster, CA. Mr. Simpson was born o ...

Jackson

Lloyd Ronald Looney, 79, Nicholson
Mr.  Lloyd Ronald Looney, age 79, of Nicholson died Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Gentiva Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mr. Looney was born to the late, Louise Dilla ...

Stephens

Betty Karen Payne, 58, Taccoa
Mrs. Betty Karen Payne, age 58, of 8 Ramey Terrace in Toccoa passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at her home.  The daughter of the late Frank C. and Nell Smith Payne, she w ...

White

Jimmy Lane Standridge, 60, Cleveland
Mr. Jimmy Lane Standridge, 60, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Memo ...
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.