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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 12th, 2018

Banks

  Coach Francis “Marion” Thompson, age 88, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Mr. Thompson was born on October 24, 1929, in Camde ...

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David Arnold Wilkins, 59, Bethlehem
David Arnold Wilkins, age 59, of Bethlehem passed away Monday, February 12. 2018. He had a passion for motorcycles. David had the pleasure of riding with Johnny Beck ...
Isaac James Bentley Jr., age 71, of Winder passed away Monday, February 12, 2018. Survivors include his sons Mark Bentley of Winder and Lanny Bentley of Winder; daughters Sharon Be ...

Dawson

Grace Elizabeth Sheer, 18, Dawsonville
Grace Elizabeth Sheer, 18, of Dawsonville passed away Monday February 12, 2018. Born November 8, 1999, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  Grace was a senior at ...

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Lisa Cantrell, 47, Gainesville
Lisa Lytina Cantrell was born in Gainesville, Georgia, October 5, 1970 and made her transition into eternal rest on February 12, 2018.  She accepted Jesus Christ as her person ...
Dewey Lawayne Farmer, 73, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday February 15, 2018 at Hopewell Baptist Church for Dewey Lawayne Farmer, age 73 of Gainesville. The Rev. Phillip Jones and Rev. ...
Mabel Oliver Martin, 91, Gainesville
Mabel Oliver Martin age 91 of Gainesville, Georgia died February 12,2018 at the Gateway Health care of Cleveland, Georgia.   Mrs. Martin was born July 12, 1926 in Gaines ...

Jackson

Alma Grace Epps Brown, 89, Commerce
Mrs. Alma Grace Epps Brown, age 89, of Commerce died Monday, February 12, 2018 at her residence.  Mrs. Brown was born in Commerce to the late, George and Ruth Gary Epps.  ...

Other

Sissy Fields Richardson, 55, Westminster, SC
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Sissy Fields Richardson, age 55 of Westminster, South Carolina who entered into rest Monday, February 12, 2018.  Mrs. Richardson ...
Donald Jerry Earls, 69, Decatur
Donald Jerry Earls was born in Dahlonega, Georgia on February 8, 1948 to Reno and Jessie Mae Earls. He was the youngest of eleven children. Donald was always good natured ...
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.