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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 16th, 2009

Banks

R.L. Funderburk, 77, Maysville
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00pm on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Pond Fork Baptist Church for R.L. Funderburk, age 78, of Maysville. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. ...

Dawson

Wayne Grogan, 88, Dawsonville
Wayne Grogan, 88, of Dawsonville died Friday January 16, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.A lifelong resident of Dawson County, Mr. Grogan was a retired poultry ...

Forsyth

Ivan Franklin Holbrook, 80, Cumming
Mr. Ivan Franklin Holbrook, age 80, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Friday, January 16, 2009 at his home. Mr. Holbrook was born on October 30, 1928 in Forsyth County. He was the son ...
Mrs. Tempie Boling Williams, age 87, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, January 16, 2009. She was a retired kindergarten teacher and a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Ch ...
Oscar Romo, 79, CUMMING
In 1965 when Oscar Romo came to the Atlanta-based Home Mission Board (now North American Mission Board), the Southern Baptist Convention was a rather bland-looking denomination, e ...

Gwinnett

Albert C. Auttonberry, 81, Snellville
Albert C. Auttonberry, age 81 of Snellville, GA, died Friday, January 16, 2009 after an extended illness. Graveside Service will be held Monday, January 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Ham ...

Habersham

Hazel Lorene McCollum Fisher, 82, Clarkesville
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Mrs. Hazel Lorene McCollum Fisher, age 82, of Clarkesville who passed away Thursday, January 15, 2009 at Heritage Health Care. Funer ...

Hall

Alvin Cecil Sosebee, age 54 of Lula, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 16, 2009 following injuries received from an Auto Accident. Mr. Sosebee was born in Habersham County, G ...
Winnie Mae (Sears) Peck, 94, Gainesville
Winnie Mae (Sears) Peck, age 94, resident of Gainesville, GA, passed to her eternal rest Friday, January 16, 2009. She was a member of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker. She ...

Jackson

Martha T. Wiley, 82, Carnesville
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha T. Wiley, age 82, of Carnesville, Georgia, who died Friday, January 16, 2009 at the BJC Hospital in Commerce.Born in Morgan Cou ...
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69