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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 3rd, 2017

Forsyth

William Herbert 'Bill' Richardson, Sr., 85, Cumming, formerly of Atlanta
William Herbert “Bill” Richardson, Sr., 85, of Cumming, Ga., formerly of Atlanta, Ga., passed away at home on Saturday, June 3, 2017 after a period of declining health. ...

Gwinnett

Eugene Edward Olszewski, 92, Johns Creek
At the remarkable age of 92, of Johns Creek, Georgia, passed away in his sleep on June 3, 2017. The son of Michael and Genevieve Olszewski, Gene was born on February 18, 1925, ...

Habersham

Eric Garrison Thurmond, 45, Demorest
Eric Garrison Thurmond, age 45 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 03, 2017. A life-long native of Habersham County, Eric was born in Demorest, Georgia on Au ...

Hall

Belvia Satterfield Cowart, 78, Gainesville
Belvia Satterfield Cowart, 78, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, June 3, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on M ...
Rev. J.R. Savage, age 89, of Lula, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s residence surrounded by family on Saturday, June 3, 2017.    Rev. Savage was born in ...

Jackson

Arthur Dwayne Casper, 68, Monroe
Arthur Dwayne Casper lost his battle with lung cancer on June 3, 2017.  Dwayne was born on February 23, 1949 in Monroe, GA. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, ...

Lumpkin

Leonard D. Goss, 80, Dahlonega
Leonard D. “Danny” Goss, age 80 of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, June 03, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  He was born in the New Liberty community of ...

Other

Zulma I. Guzman, 66, Locust Grove
Zulma I. Guzman, age 66, of Locust Grove, GA passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017. She is survived by her daughters, Sheila F. Carballo, Locust Grove, GA, and Sasha F. Acosta, Plainf ...
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.