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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 9th, 2018

Forsyth

Oberene Gilleland, 101, Cumming
Oberene Gilleland, age 101, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018. She was the oldest member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. She is preceded in deat ...

Gwinnett

Kathryn A. Baird, 67, Buford
Kathryn A. Baird, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, George Michael Lawrence. She is survived by her son and da ...

Habersham

Toshiko Smith, 90, Demorest
Toshiko Smith, age 90, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. No Services are planned. Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funeral Home & Cremato ...

Hall

Larry A. Phillips, 67, Flowery Branch
Larry A. Phillips, age 67, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Kirk Phillips; parents, James and Louise Cagle ...
Geneva Mae Armour, 78, Lula
Geneva Mae Armour, age 78  of Lula, Ga. died Friday February 9, 2018 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center.  Funeral Service is scheduled for 2 pm Monday February 12, 2018 at ...
Palmira Rose Bynum Griffin, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Palmira Rose Bynum Griffin, age 88 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by her family. Funeral servi ...
Mary Ellen Hatcher, 80, Gainesville
Our precious mother, Mary Ellen Hatcher of Gainesville, lost her long battle with Lewy Body Dementia on February 9, 2018 at the age of 80. Funeral services will be held at 2:00p ...
Mr. Donald Wilbert Markham, age 82, of Buford passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by his family.  Graveside Services will b ...

Jackson

Mr. Melvin Eugene “Gene” McConnell, Jr., age 58, of Commerce, GA died Friday, February 09, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. McConnell was born in Athens to the late Mel ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ethellene Swafford McDougal, age 75 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 9, 2018.  Mrs. McDougal was the ...

Lumpkin

Frances D. Harms, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Frances Deane Harms, age 92, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018. Mrs. Harms was born on March 2, 1925 to the late Oscar and Annie Mae Thurmond New. In addit ...
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.