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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 28th, 2017


Dean J. Couch, 90, Dawsonville
Dean J. Couch, 90, of Dawsonville passed away Monday August 28, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born May 27, 1927 in Dawson County to the late Henr ...
E. Eugene Higgins, 85, Dawsonville
E. Eugene Higgins, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Monday August 28, 2017 at his residence. Born September 2, 1931 to the late Roscoe and Beulah Higgins, he had been a resident o ...


James O'Dell Hobbs, 51, Cummimg
James O’Dell Hobbs, 51 of Cumming, GA passed away suddenly on Friday, August 25, 2017.   In Loving Memory James was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, and ...


Carol Jean Hood Bartlett, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-five years, James R. Bartlett. She is sur ...


Bessie Mae Welborn Poole entered eternal life on August 28, 2017. Her beautiful spirit is carried on by her 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 11 great grands, one surviving sibling, an ...
Donald A. “Don” Wheatley, Jr., age 46, of Demorest, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 following a long and courageous battle.   Don was born in Washington, Geo ...


Virginia Louise Blackwell, 74, Gainesville
Virginia Louise Blackwell, 74, of Gainesville, has gone to be with the Lord following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 ...
Margaret Alene Nix, 82, Gainesville
  Mrs. Margaret Alene Nix, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Piedmont Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedul ...
Henry Monroe Cook, 74, Lula
Mr. Henry Monroe Cook, 74, of Lula, passed away Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, following a courageous, 16-year battle with cancer.             Henry was bo ...
Mary E. Huddleston passed from this life early Monday morning, August 28, 2017, at the age of 61. Mary was born December 19, 1955 in Gray, GA to the late James and Fannie Mae Sk ...


Frances Goodyear Crenshaw, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances Goodyear Crenshaw, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017. Mrs. Crenshaw was born in Wilmington, No ...


Newton Jackson, 88, Cleveland
Rev. Newton Jackson, Jr., age 88 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017.  Mr. Jackson was born on July 30, 1929, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Newton Jac ...
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.