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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 15th, 2017

Banks

Bruce Peyton, 85, Hollingsworth Community
Bruce Peyton, age 85 of the Hollingsworth Community, Banks County, went Home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Born ...

Dawson

James “Jay” Horace Morgan, Jr., 65, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 15, 2017 at his residence following a long battle with cancer. Born April 14, 1952 in A ...

Forsyth

Barbar Avery, 82, Cumming
Barbara Avery, 82, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard (Runt) Avery, and a daughter, Rhonda Tallant. Survivors ...

Gwinnett

Kathleen Frances Lynch, age 66, of Buford passed away Tueday, August 15, 2017. Survivors include her Waterstone Family.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, ...

Hall

William Merkey, 70, Gainesville
William Merkey, 70 of Gainesville died Tuesday August 15, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral H ...
Timothy Karl “Tim” Pinnell, Jr., age 26, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County, and was loved by everyon ...
Francis Louise Strayhorn, 76, Clayton formerly of Gainesville
Mrs. Francis Louise Strayhorn, 76, of Clayton, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on August 15, 2017 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on ...

Jackson

Mr. Paul Junior “Pop” Brock, age 75, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Brock was born in Nicholson to the late Calvin and Hatti ...
Sandra Glover Walker, 74, Pendergrass
Sandra Glover Walker, age 74, of Pendergrass passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 while in Hospice at Northeast Georgia Hospital in Gainesville, The family will have a visitation 6 ...

Lumpkin

Helen Leah Buchanan, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Helen Leah Buchanan, age 92, of Dahlonega, passed away at her home with her daughters on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Mrs. Buchanan was born in Butler, PA on November 6, 1924 ...
Kimberly Palmer, 53, Dahlonega
Ms. Kim Palmer, age 53, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Kim was born, in Lumpkin County, on March 2, 1964 to the late Eulis and Myrtice Powers Palmer.  ...

Stephens

Mrs. Willie Jean Rumsey Wilbanks, age 77 of 185 Queen Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Ralph and Lela Mae Murray Rums ...
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.