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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 25th, 2017

Forsyth

Barbara Jean Hughes, 77, Cumming
Barbara Jean Hughes, 77, a life-long resident of Cumming passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  A member of Silver City Baptist Church, Barbara Jean was a loving wife, mother an ...
ALEX JOSEPH PARACSI was born January 20, 1939 in Lorain, OH to parents Elizabeth Toth Paracsi and Joszef Paracsi.  His death occurred on July 22, 2017.  He was preceded i ...

Gwinnett

Michael R. Schaffer, 61, Suwanee
Michael R. Schaffer, age 61, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Schaffer. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia & ...

Habersham

Letha Lane Godfrey, 87, Cornelia
Letha Lane Godfrey, age 87 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Sampson County, North Carolina on March 17, 1930, sh ...
Rev. James Pruitt, 74, Lula
Rev. Samuel James Pruitt, age 74 of Lula, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Born in Cumming, Georgia on December 28, 1942, he was a son of the late L.B. ...

Hall

Norma Jean King Hawkins, 89, Gainesville
    Mrs. Norma Jean King Hawkins age 89 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday July 25, 2017 at Lanier Village Estates following a prolonged illness. Memorial serv ...
Ray Clark Jones, 88, Flowery Branch
            Ray Clark Jones, age 88 of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his residence following an ex ...
Michael Ralph Oliver, 69, Flowery Branch
Michael Ralph Oliver, 69, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, on Dec. 29, 1947, Mike, as he was known, was married for 52 years to the love of his life, P ...
Mr. James (Oopie) Warren Threlkeld, 55, of Murrayville, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness from Leukemia. Funeral services will be ...

Jackson

Mrs. Vivian Bernice Wilson Poe, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, July 25 at her residence.  Mrs. Poe was born in Commerce to the late Clifford and Grace Woodall Wilson.&n ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James “Jimmy” Wheeler, Whitlock, age 64 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  Mr. Whitl ...

White

Yvette Lea McDonald, Cleveland
As the trumpets sounded and the jazz bands played, Yvette Lea McDonald gently ascended into the welcoming arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. ...
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.