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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 8th, 2017


Helen Mayfield Duncan, 84, Buford
Helen Mayfield Duncan, age 84, of Buford, GA and Duncan Corners Community passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her daugh ...


Sharon Renee Spiva, 52, Gainesville
Sharon Renee Spiva, 52, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away September 8, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in the chapel of Memorial ...
Christiane Maria Dabney, 68, Gainesville
Christiane Maria Dabney, 68, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at her residence.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at ...
Matha I. Lynn, 89, Gainesville
Matha I. Lynn, 89, of Gainesville died Friday September 8, 2017.   Mrs. Lynn was born November 7, 1927 in Alma, GA.,  to the late Youngie L. and Mamie Luke.   She is ...
Johnny Lee Mangum, 63, Gainesville
Johnny Lee Mangum, age 63 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, September 08, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2 ...
Dennis Thayer, 73, Gainesville
Dennis Thayer, 73 of Gainesville died Friday September 8, 2017 at his residence.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little & ...
Dennis C. Thayer, 73, Gainesville
Dennis C. Thayer of Gainesville, GA passed away September 8th, 2017 at age 73 from metastatic cancer. Born in Orange, California, he spent his childhood moving across the country f ...
Patsy Ann Hooper Williamson, 72, Gainesville
Patsy Ann Hooper Williamson, age 72 of Gainesville, GA, passed away September 8, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Williamson was born August 5, 1945 to ...


Wilma B. Underwood Cotton Holden, age 77 of Acworth, GA passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.   Born in Maysville, GA on Sept. 25, 1939, Mrs. Holden was the daughter of the ...


Tommy Reed, 62, Toccoa
Mr. Tommy Reed age 62 of Highview Road passed away Friday September 8, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Sam and Ruby Mae Broome Westbrook, he was born on Augu ...
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.