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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 21st, 2018

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Doris Jo Battaglia Peirce, 83, Gainesville
Doris Jo Battaglia Peirce of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Sunday January 21, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, after a lengthy illness.   Doris was bor ...
Alexander A. Corso, Gainesville
Xander had style! It was not just his shoulder-length hair (the best in the family), or the funny hats he used to hide it away (Ushankas and Beanies alike) that made him speci ...
James Edward Smith, 79, Gainesville
Mr. James Edward Smith, 79, of Gainesville passed away January 21, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. o ...
George Sullivan, 78, Gainesville
  Mr. George Sullivan, 78, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time.   Memorial Park Fune ...

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Madelyn Jones Jackson, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Madelyn Jones Jackson, age 79, of Jefferson Georgia, who passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Commerce, Georgia. Mrs. Jackson w ...
Willie Carlton Wooten, 70, Commerce
Willie Carlton Wooten, age 70 of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at his residence.   Born on June 08, 1947 in Cannon, GA, he was the son of the late Richa ...

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Dr. Elner Cordingley Bellon, 87, Loudon, TN
  Dr. Elner Cordingley Bellon, 87, former resident of Loudon, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 of medical complications. Born in Ashton, Idaho, Elener C ...

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Powell J. Dyer, 70, Cleveland
Mr. Powell J. Dyer, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home o ...
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.