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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 9th, 2017

Dawson

Selma P. Lowman, 80, Gulf Shores, Ala., formerly Dawsonville
Selma P. Lowman, 80, of Gulf Shores, Alabama, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday September 9, 2017 following a sudden illness. Born Mar ...

Forsyth

Lisa Rae Cook, 38, Cumming
Lisa Rae Cook, 38, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, www.mcd ...
Gregory Joseph Janik, 74, Cumming
Gregory Joseph Janik, age 74, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday night, September 9th, 2017 at his home. Born September 18th, 1942, in Waukegan, Illino ...

Gwinnett

Edith Barnes Queen, 104, Buford
Mrs. Edith Barnes Queen, age 104, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Queen; parents, Joe and Carrie Wood Ba ...

Habersham

Lewis G. Smith, 87, Mt. Airy
Lewis G. Smith, age 87, of Mount Airy, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Saturday, September 9, 2017 following a brief illness. Mr. Smith was born on December 13, 1929 in the ...
    Gwyn Wilson Watkins, age 77 of Alto, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on December 10, 1939, she was a daughter ...

Hall

Clyde "Mick" Benton Hudson, 90, Gainesville
Clyde "Mick" Benton Hudson age 90 of Gainesville passed away Saturday September 9, 2017.  A Celebration of life is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Saturda ...
Howard G. Jackson, Jr., 77, Gillsville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday September 11,  2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Howard G. Jackson Jr., age 77  of Gillsville. The Rev. ...
Frances "Billie" Tanner, 83, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday Sept. 10, 2017 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Frances " Billie' Tanner 83 of Gainesville. Mrs. Ta ...
Myrt W. Williams, 89, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Myrt W. Williams, age 89, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Lanier Lodge Assisted Living, surrounded by her family. Graveside Services will be ...

Lumpkin

Mildred Viola (Cheek) Rousey of Dahlonega, Georgia was born August 29, 1929 and joined the Lord from her home surrounded by family and friends on September 9, 2017. Mrs. Rousey ...

Stephens

Miss Allyson Lauren Franklin, age 29 of Julia Lane, Toccoa entered into rest together with her mother on September 9, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident. A daughter of ...
Kathy King Franklin, 65, Toccoa
Mrs. Kathy King Franklin, age 65 of Julia Lane, Toccoa entered into rest together with her daughter on September 9, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident. A daughter of t ...
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.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.