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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 19th, 2009

Forsyth

Althea Ann Lacey, 55, Gainesville
Mrs. Althea Ann Lacey, 55 of Gainesville (Forsyth County) died Sunday July 19, 2009 at Peachtree Christian Hospice. A native of New Orleans, Louisana, Mrs. Lacey had lived in Forsy ...
William E. Wilkinson, 82, Cumming
William E. Wilkinson, 82, of Cumming, GA was received by Jesus on July 19, 2009 at Embracing Hospice House. The son of the late Peter and Mary Wilkinson, he was born in Dundee, Sc ...

Gwinnett

Alton I. Hughes, 79, Buford
Alton I. Hughes, age 79 of Buford, Georgia, died suddenly on Sunday, July 19, 2009. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chap ...

Hall

Lambert A. Royal, 62, Gainesville
Lambert A. Royal, age 62 of Senior Circle, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Friday, July 17, 2009 at Northside Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia following a battle with cancer. ...
Ralph LaCount, 81, Gainesville
A graveside service is planned for Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, GA for Ralph LaCount, 81 of Gainesville. Rev. Brian Malcolm will officiate. Visitati ...

Lumpkin

Vila Mae Garrett, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Vila Mae Garrett, age 88, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday July 19, 2009 at her home following an extended illness.Mrs. Garrett was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Count ...
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.