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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 12th, 2017


Gerard A. “Jed” Lacey, 58, Dawsonville
Gerard A. “Jed” Lacey, 58, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday August 12, 2017. Better known as Coach Lacey, Jed followed his passion to coach and motivate the youth ...


Ida Frances McCleskey, 87, Cumming
Ida Frances McCleskey, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston &ld ...
Ester Smith, 81, Cumming
Ester Lee Smith, age 81, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017.Ester was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Cumming, GA. She is preceded in death ...
Shannon David Thompson, 40, Cumming
Shannon David Thompson, 40, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017.     With a heavy heart heaven gained a new angel yesterday. A loving son, b ...


Sheryl Lyles, 60, Sugar Hill
Sheryl Lyles, age 60, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, J.R. and stepmother, Lugene Byers Lyles; mother, Catherin ...
Joyce Hazel Birch, 83, Suwanee
Suwanee, GA resident Joyce Hazel Birch, age 83, peacefully passed away at Northside Forsyth Hospital on Aug. 12, due to complications from an infected gall bladder. She was surroun ...


Sallie Lanier, 63, Clarkesville
The family of Sallie Lanier, announces the passing, on August 12, 2017 of their beloved daughter, sister, and aunt.   Sallie was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on  ...


Hazel Thomas Daniel, 94, Flowery Branch
Hazel Thomas Daniel, age 94, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-two years, Otis Reese Daniel; and son ...
Laverne Dollar, 86, Oakwood
Lavern Dollar, 86 of Oakwood passed away Saturday August 12, 2017 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Dollar was the daughter of the late Homer and Mary J ...


Charles Douglas Dyer, 55, Jefferson
Charles Douglas Dyer, age 55, of Jefferson passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chap ...
Janet Smith Hollis, 66, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janet Smith Hollis, age 66, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Mrs. Hollis was born in Gainesville, ...


Deborah Ann Collins, 67, Woodstock
Deborah Ann Collins, 67 of Woodstock, GA passed away on Saturday August 12, 2017.   The family will receive friends on Friday August 18, 2017 from 10am to 11am at McDona ...


Cynthia “Cindy” Yvonne Doss Chastain Mrs. Cynthia “Cindy” Yvonne Doss Chastain age 67 of Skyline Drive, Toccoa passed away Saturday August 12, 2017 at St ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
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.