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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 15th, 2009

Forsyth

Charles Edward Sciortino, age 77, of Cumming, GA died on August 15, 2009 at Embracing Hospice House. He was preceded in death by his son, Darryl Sciortino. Mr. Sciortino served in ...
Hulet David Nation, 51, Cumming
Hulet David Nation, 51, of Cumming, GA died on August 15, 2009 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Carroll County, GA, he was the son of the late Hulet Dorsey Nation and Grace ...
Urdis Ellison, 99, Cumming
Mrs. Urdis Ellison, age 99 of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2009. She was born in Atlanta, GA on July 18, 1910. Mrs. Ellison is survived by two daughters; six gra ...

Habersham

Betty Ruth Cotton Patton, 72, Cornelia
Betty Ruth Cotton Patton, age 72, of Cornelia, GA passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at her residence. Born in Franklin County, GA on June 4, 1937, she was the daughter of th ...

Hall

Barbara Roberts May, 66, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 22, 2009 in the Wardâ
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of William Herbert Allen, 91, who passed away August 15, 2009 at a private nursing home.Memorial Park Funeral Home in charge of arran ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eunice Venable "Big Mama" Howington, age 75 of Jefferson who passed away at her residence on Saturday evening, August 15, ...

Lumpkin

Linda Patterson Harkins, 60, Dahlonega
Mrs. Linda Patterson Harkins, age 60, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday August 15, 2009, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a brief illness.Mrs. Hark ...

White

Fannie Ruth Kastner, 90, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Fannie Ruth Kastner, age 90 of Cleveland. Mrs. Kastner passed away Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Habersham County Med ...
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