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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 19th, 2017

Forsyth

Mr. Richard Danforth “Dick” Hinkley, age 82, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. Dick was born in Greenfield, MA on May 1 ...
James D. (Jim) Garner,Sr., 85, of Cumming, formerly of Marietta, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  Jim was a native of Marietta, graduating from Marietta High School ...

Gwinnett

Valla Jo Clifton, 89, Dacula
Valla Jo Clifton, age 89, of Dacula, GA, died Tuesday, July 19, 2017. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Dr. Matthe ...
James E. McCoy, 75, Buford
James E. McCoy passed away on July 19, 2017 .  He was 75.  He is survived by his wife, Jean Terrell McCoy, daughter, Susan M. McCorkle and husband Skip; granddaughters, K ...
Keith Bennett, 57, Buford
Keith Bennett, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew David Bennett; grandparents, Jonce and Clara Bell Pruitt ...
Myrtle “Granny” Garner, 75, of Auburn, GA passed away Wednesday July 19, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born September 17, 1941 to the ...

Hall

William John Bender, Jr, 68, Flowery Branch
Mr. William John Bender, Jr., age 68, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Satu ...
Ruby Lee Jordan, 91, Gainesville
Ruby Lee Jordan, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Morningside of Gainesville. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm i ...

Jackson

Faye Roberts Chatham, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Faye Roberts Chatham, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on July 19, 2017. Mrs. Chatham was born in Carnesville, Georgia, a daught ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Ann “Marty” Benson Cooper, age 75 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  Mrs. ...
George Rufus Duffell, 83, Jefferson
George Rufus Duffell, age 83 of Jefferson, GA passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017.   Born in Comer, GA on February 24, 1934, Mr. Duffell was the son of the late Horace ...
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.