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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 21st, 2017


Joyce Higgins Cook, 82, Buford
Joyce Higgins Cook, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Radford Cook; parents, Carroll and Reba Higgins; si ...


Barbara Ann Horne, 77, Gillsville
Barbara Ann Horne, 77 of Gillsville passed away Thursday September 21, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Forest Park, Ga., Mrs. Horne had lived in Hall Count ...
Jacob Benjamin Hammond, 21, Gainesville
Jacob Benjamin Hammond, 21 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday September 21, 2017. He was born on January 1, 1996 in Gainesville, GA the son of Bart and Lynn Croft Hammon ...
Michael John Racki, 35, Flowery Branch
Michael John Racki, age 35, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He is survived his wife of seven years, Stacie Krause Racki, Flowery Branch, GA; chil ...
Patricia Ruth Derrick Wood, 85, Buford, formerly of Flowery Branch
Mrs. Patricia Ruth Derrick Wood, age 85, of Buford, formerly of Flowery Branch, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her fami ...


John “Herman” Kesler, 85, Nicholson
            Mr. John “Herman” Kesler, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Piedmont A ...


Jason Christopher Baker, 42, Danielsville
Jason Christopher Baker, age 42 of Danielsville, GA passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at his residence. Born on October 12, 1974 in Athens, GA to Emily Smith Baker and the la ...


Theron S. Patterson, Sr, 77, Cleveland
Theron S. Patterson, Sr., age 77 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Patterson was born on November 1, 1939, in Ma ...
Lillie Mae Green, co-founder of Green's Grocery, dies at 99
The woman who founded and ran Green's Grocery with her husband in 1950 died Thursday.
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.