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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 28th, 2017


Mrs. Syble Ramona Allen Garrison, age 89, of Homer died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Garrison was born in Danielsville to the late, Ambry D. and Beulah ...


Leonard Shoemake, 76, Dawsonville
Leonard Shoemake, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 28, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Born May 22, 1941 to the late Roy and Ila Shoemake, ...


Johnny Belon Holtzclaw, 68, Cumming
Johnny Belon Holtzclaw, age 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. He was an avid hunter. Johnny will always be remembered as a great husband, father, gra ...


Melissa Roberts Speer, 46, Braselton
Melissa Roberts Speer, age 46, of Braselton, GA passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, L. Edward Roberts; and brother-in-law, Lance C ...


River Jordan Anderson, 14, Gainesville
River Jordan Anderson, 14, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in the Chapel of Memori ...
Lee Allen Carpenter, 73, Gainesville
 Lee Allen Carpenter, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Braselton following a sudden illness.     &nb ...
Joseph Robert Fowler, 31, Gainesville
Joseph Robert Fowler, at 31 years old, departed this life on Thursday, September 28.  Joseph was a son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle, and friend.  He is survived by his ...
Joseph “Joe” Holbrook, 86, Gainesville
Joseph “Joe” Holbrook, 86, of Gainesville, GA. passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017. Joe was born in Orangeburg, SC, to Joseph and Yona Holbrook. He spent his ea ...
Leonard William Parker, 63, Murrayville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday October 2, 2017 at Pond Fork Baptist Church for Leonard William Parker age 63 of Murrayville. The Rev. Johnny Knight will offic ...
Jeannette Reynolds, 97, Flowery Branch
Jeannette Reynolds, 97, of Flowery Branch went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 28, 2017. She passed away at The Retreat Nursing Home in Monticello, GA. ...
Magnolia Sarah Davis, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Magnolia Sarah Davis, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living, following a sudden illness. Graveside services ar ...


Cordelia (Claudia) Matthews, age 99 of Commerce, GA went to be with her sweet Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Homer, ...


Jimmy Boggs, 75, Cleveland
  Jimmy Boggs, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday September 28, 2017. Mr. Boggs was born August 17, 1942 in White County to the late Pledger and Vernie Armour B ...
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.