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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 16th, 2017

Forsyth

John Joseph Clarke, 79, Cumming
John Joseph Clarke, 79 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday August 16, 2017. He was born on January 17, 1938 in New York City, NY the son of Tommy and Virginia Markell Clarke ...
Donald William Stroefer, Jr., age 66 passed away at his home in Cumming, Georgia on August 16, 2017.  Toby, as he was affectionately known, was preceded in death by his parent ...

Habersham

Mary Robinson Foster, 79, Cornelia
Mary Robinson Foster, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at her residence. No formal services are planned at this time.   Arrangements are ...

Jackson

Billy Joe Waters, 77, Jefferson
Mr. Billy Joe Waters, age 77, of Jefferson, GA died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Mr. Waters was born in Homer to the late Charles E. ...

Lumpkin

Joseph Kanaday Jr, 91, Dahlonega
Joseph Kanaday Jr. age 91 of Dahlonega passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 following an extended illness.  His twin daughters were by his sid ...
Marjorie Odom Rives, 86, Dahlonega
Mrs. Marjorie Odom Rives, age 86, of Atlanta and Dahlonega, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  Mrs. Rives was born in Hall County on April 14, 1931 to the late Robert ...

Other

Ruby Mae Williams, 75, Athens
RUBY MAE WILLIAMS, age 75, was called home to Glory on August 16, 2017. She was a beloved wife, mother, granny, sister, aunt, and woman of God. Ruby was born on August 14, 1942 to ...

White

Anna Francis Smith, 82, Cleveland
Ms. Anna Francis Smith, age, 82 passed away at The Oaks Scenic View on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  Ms. Smith was born on March 5, 1935 in Beaver Falls, PA to the late Grace L ...
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.