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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 14th, 2009

Habersham

Ms. Bertha Jewell Shirley, age 88, of Alto, GA passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009 at a private care facility. Ms. Shirley was born on December 25, 1920 in Habersham ...

Hall

Loretta F. Rhodes, NA, Lawrenceville
Loretta F. Rhodes, Lawrenceville, GA passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009 at her residence following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 20 ...
Sheree Lee Collis, 52, Gainesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Sheree Lee Collis, age 52 of Gainesville. Mrs. Collis passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009 at her residence follo ...

Lumpkin

Ernest Ray Harris, 80, Dahlonega
Mr. Ernest Ray Harris, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday Feb. 14, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Harris was born in Forsyth County, GA January 4, 1929 ...

White

Shirley Whelchel, 86, Sautee
Mrs. Shirley Whelchel age 86 of Sautee, passed away Saturday February 14, 2009 at Friendship Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this ...
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
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