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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 31st, 2009

Banks

George Jordan, 54, Maysville
George Jordan, age 54 of Maysville, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, ...
Paul John Standridge, 65, Maysville
Paul John Standridge, age 65, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Standridge was born in Jackson County to the late, Ruel and ...

Forsyth

Betty Ann Meeks, 78, Cumming
Betty Ann Meeks, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Cumming Manor Nursing Center, Cumming, GA.She is preceded in death by her parents, Lewis Cea Gunter a ...

Habersham

James Millard Proxmire, 89, Mt. Airy
James Millard Proxmire, age 89 of Mt Airy, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2009, at his residence following a brief illness. Born in Hamilton County, TN on April 18, 1920, he wa ...

Hall

Mrs. Lela Skiver, 60, Gillsville
Lela Skiver, age 60 of Fountain Drive, Gillsville, went to her eternal home on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral servic ...
Mrs. Shirley Anne Simmons, 74, Gainesville
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shirley Anne Simmons, age 74, Cool Springs Rd, Gainesville, Georgia

Jackson

Mr. Hoyt Anderson, 74, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hoyt Anderson, 74, of Commerce who died on Thursday at the Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Anderson was the husband of the late Viv ...

White

Icy Bell Nix, 91, Cleveland
Mrs. Icy Bell Nix, age 91, of Cleveland passed away Thursday December 31, 2009 at a private Health Care Center following an extended illness.Mrs. Nix was born in White County, the ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
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.