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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 27th, 2017

Dawson

George English, 78, Dawsonville
George English, (Billy) age 78, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017. Billy was an Army veteran, a member of Masonic Lodge #235 in Alpharetta and the American Le ...
Mary Louise Primel, 64, Dawsonville
Mary Louise Primel, 64, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Seasons Hospice, Cumming, GA.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  C ...

Forsyth

Eric Grady Griffin, 48, Cumming
Eric Grady Griffin, 48, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Eric was of the Methodist faith and a member of Creekside United Methodist Church in Cumming, GA. Eric ...
Mary Louise Primel, 64, Cumming
Mary Louise Primel, age 64, a 38 year resident of Cumming, Georgia, passed away July 27th, 2017 after a courageous fight with cancer. Mary was born February 23, 1953 in Clevelan ...

Habersham

Faith Denese “Aunt Sacy” Long, age 59, of Mount Airy, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Thursday, July 27, 2017, after a short battle with cancer. Ms. Long was bo ...

Hall

James R. Maltbie, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. James R. Maltbie age 76 of Flowery Branch passed away on Thursday July 27, 2017 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday July 3 ...
James Bernard Sheffield, 52, Gainesville
James Bernard Sheffield age 52 of Gainesville, died Thursday July 27, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 pm July 30th in the Little Davenport Chapel, ...

Other

Deborah L. “Debbie” Lancaster, 50, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Thursday July 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Survivors include her fiancé, Gary D ...
Ruth Tribble Forrester, 89, Waleska
Mrs. Ruth Tribble Forrester age 89 of Waleska, Ga passed away on Thursday July 27, 2017 following an extended illness.           Funeral services are sc ...
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.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89