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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 20th, 2011

Forsyth

John Michael Howie (Mike), age 67, of Cumming, GA, passed away quietly at home surrounded by family on January 19, 2011. He was the son of the late R. J. and Mary Howie of Hamlet, ...
Toy Ingram Tallant, 61, Cumming
Toy Ingram Tallant (February 28, 1949-January 20, 2011) Toy Tallant was born in Forsyth County on February 28, 1949, to parents, Ingram and Ruby Dunson Tallant. Toy is a graduate o ...

Habersham

Betty Martin Smith, 75, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Betty Martin Smith, age 75, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at 4:00 PM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Dr. Bill Cashion and Rev ...
Elizabeth Irvin Griffin, age 84, of Royston and formerly of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011. Mrs. Griffin was born on May 5, 1926, in Jackson County, Geor ...
Virginia Ruth Burrell, 84, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Virginia Ruth Burrell, 84, of Parkland, Fla., and Clarkesville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Brion ...

Hall

Dr. H. Boyd Israel Ed.d., 85, Leesburg
Dr. H. Boyd Israel, Ed.d., 85, of Leesburg, GA died Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Palmyra Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3:00 PM at Central Baptist C ...
Guy Burdell McClure, Jr., 95, Gainesville
Guy Burdell McClure, Jr. passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was 95 years old.A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January ...
James Wiley Smith, 86, Lula
James Wiley Smith, age 86 of Lula, left this earthy life to join his beloved wife Ruby, the afternoon of January 20, 2011 in the Limestone Heritage Oaks. He leaves to cherish his ...
Lucille Bruce, Gaineville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Lucille Bruce of Gainesville. Complete arraignment will be announced later by Wards Funeral Home 758 Main St Gainesville.
Michael "Mickey" Eugene Neidenbach (1953-2011)Mickey Neidenbach died on the morning of Thursday, January 20, 2011. He was 57 years old. Mickey was a devoted husband and f ...
Norma Iley Pitts, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Norma Iley Pitts, born July 19, 1924, departed this life on January 20, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Judge Orville Eugene Pitts.Mrs. Pitts is survived by he ...
Philip Ray Skinner, 65, Gainesville
Philip Ray Skinner, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedule ...
Phillip Ray Skinner, 65, Gainesville
Phillip Ray Skinner, 65, Gainesville, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2011.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville.

Rabun

Lavina Elizabeth Whitmire Dixon, 87, of Clayton, GA, passed away Thursday evening, January 20, 2011 at Stephens County Hospital.She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of ...
Lynda Jean Shoemake, 48, Chestnut Mountain
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lynda Jean Shoemake Iannuzzi, age 48 of Chestnut Mountain, who passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011. Mrs. Iannuzzi was born ...
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