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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 7th, 2009

Forsyth

Mildred L. â, 87, Cumming
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Wanda Lee Cowart, 79, Cumming
Mrs. Wanda Lee Cowart, age 79, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, July 7th, 2009. Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 9th, at 3:00 pm at Coal Mountain Baptist Church Cemete ...

Gwinnett

Francis John Eggert, 94, Alpharetta
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Francis John Eggert, 94, of Alpharetta, Ga. Memorial Services will be announced at a later time.

Habersham

Roy Rafinski, 61, Mt. Airy
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Roy Rafinski, age 61, of Mt. Airy. Mr. Rafinski passed away July 7, 2009, at his residence. Condolences may be sent online by visiti ...
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Hall

Deborah Chitty Carver, 49, Gainesville
Deborah Chitty Carver, 49, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2009. A native of Tennessee she had lived in Gainesville for a number of years. She was disabled but had ...
Mary Edith Bramblett, 88, Gainesville
Mary Edith Bramblett beloved mother grandmother, great grandmother, wife, sister, aunt and friend died July 7, 2009 in Gainesville, GA after a period of declining health. She was b ...

Jackson

Howard Roy Deschner, 70, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Howard Roy Deschner, age 70, of Nicholson, who passed away on July 7, 2009. He was born on April 1, 1939 in Newton, Kansas, a son to t ...

White

Estelle Cora Abernathy, 86, Gainesville, formerly of Robertstown
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Miss Estelle Cora Abernathy, age 86, of Gainesville formerly of Robertstown. Miss Abernathy passed away Monday July 7, 20 ...
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.