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Roy Stephen Helton, 48, Bethlehem
Roy Stephen Helton, age 48 of Bethlehem, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services are schedul ...

Forsyth

Mr. Clifford E. Blankenship, age 90 of Forsyth County, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2010. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Church in Stone Mountain, GA. He was preceded in dea ...
Ted Hill Giles, 80, cumming
Ted Hill Giles, 80, of Cumming, GA passed away on August 25, 2010 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming. Born in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late Fred and Helen Giles. Mr. Giles ...

Hall

Cynthia Clare Romig, age 61 of Hiawassee, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Visitation and Celebrati ...

Jackson

Roy Dewitt Sears, 59, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Roy Dewitt Sears, 59, of Franklin Springs who died on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Born in Comm ...

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James Dobbs, 60, Cleveland
James Howard Dobbs, age 60 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at his residence following a brief illness. Mr. Dobbs was born November 26, 1949 in Jackson County ...
Mary E. Whetstone, 88, Cleveland
Mary E. Whetstone, age 88 of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Gateway Nursing Home in Cleveland, Georgia following an extended illness. ...
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.