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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 7th, 2017


Mary Elizabeth Pruitt, age 84 of Homer, GA passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017.   Born on Oct. 8, 1932 in Carnesville, GA, Mrs. Pruitt was the daughter of the late A ...


Charles W. King, III, 57, Dawsonville
Charles W. King, III, 57 of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 31, 2017 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born February 3, 1960 in Houston, Texas, he had lived i ...


Robert Charles Benton, 87, Belmont, NC, formerly Cornelia
ROBERT Charles Benton, age 87 of Belmont, North Carolina and formerly of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.   Born in Cornelia, Georgia on August ...
Carey “Dobber” Pate, 63, Cornelia
Carey “Dobber” Pate, age 63, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 7, 2017, following a sudden illness. Mr. Pate was born on May 5, ...
Debra N. Riles, 58, Clarkesville
    Debra N. Riles, age 58, of Clarkesville, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Thursday, September 7, 2017 following a sudden illness. Mrs. Riles was born on ...
Eva Shore, 99, Cornelia
Eva Shore, age 99, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Mrs. Shore was born on July 31, 1918 in Greenville, SC to the late Morgan and ...


Janice Anderson Greenway, 68, Gainesville
Janice Anderson Greenway, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away suddenly at her residence on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Mawmart, as she was affectionately known, loved and was lo ...
Nancy Sue Sosebee, 66, Gainesville
Ms. Nancy Sue Sosebee, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday September 07, 2017 at her residence following a sudden illness.         ...
Mary Ruth Queen, 79, Gainesville
Mary Ruth Queen, 79, of Gainesville Georgia passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on ...


Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Richard “Ricky” Eugene Hayes, age 52, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at his residence. M ...
Mrs. Janet Elaine Sanders Poole, age 61, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Poole was born in Commerce to Billy Ray and Jimmie Toney Sand ...
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.