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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 26th, 2009

Banks

Brenda Gail Vinson LaCount, age 63, of Alto, GA, died Sunday, April 26, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. LaCount was born on August 2, 1945 in Demorest, Georgia to the late T ...
Doris Whitlock Hulsey, 70, Maysville
Doris Whitlock Hulsey, age 70 of Deadwyler Road, Maysville, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Hill Haven Nursing Home, Commerce, Georgia following a brief illness. ...
Raleigh Raulerson, 78, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home annouces services for Raleigh Raulerson age 78 of Homer, Ga. who died Saturday April 25, 2009 at his residence. Survivors include his wife Sarah Raulerson of the ...

Dawson

Mary Samples, 90, Dawsonville
Mrs. Mary Samples, age 90, of Dawsonville, formerly of Forsyth County passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009. Mrs. Samples was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and loved flowers and ...

Forsyth

James Medlin, 52, Cumming
Mr. James Medlin, age 52 of Cumming, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father James Bentley Medlin, Sr. Survivors include his wife Nancy Holbrook ...
Larry Dwight Callahan, 50, Cumming
Mr. Larry Dwight Callahan, age 50 of Cumming, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Callahan of Cumming; mother, Glenda Hefner of Cumming; daughte ...

Hall

John Alton Villyard, 84, Gainesville
Mr. John Alton Villyard, 84 of Green Hill Road, Gainesville died Sunday April 26, 2009 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Villyard was the son of the late Hu ...
Mildred N. Hughes, 91, Gainesville
Mildred Nance Hughes, 91, died on April 26, 2009 at New Horizons Nursing Care. Born to the late Wesley and Nancy Hughes Nance in Gainesville on April 9, 1918 she was the widow of ...
Robbie Allen Fletcher, 45, Gainesville
Mr. Robbie Allen Fletcher age 45 of Gainesville passed awaySunday at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Fletcher was born September 23, 1963 to the late Jack H.and Edna Reeve ...
Robert William Leonard, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Robert William Leonard of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2009 after an extended illness. He was born on May 22, 1936 in Smyrna, GA. He graduated from Campb ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Branson Ralph (Rabbit) Dowdy, age 77, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2009. Mr. Dowdy, a native of Jackson County, was ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Bascom W. Marshall, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday April 26, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Marshall was born in Panama City, FL July 11, 1927. M ...

White

Jerald Dean Turner, 70, Whittier, NC
Jerald Dean Turner, 70, of Whittier, NC went home Sunday, April 26, 2009 at his residence. A native of White County, GA, he had lived in Swain County for the past 36 years. He was ...
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.