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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 27th, 2011

Banks

Annie Ruth Smith Touchton, 81, of Tifton, GA, formerly of Banks County, died Thursday January 27, 2011 in Tifton, GA following an extended illness.Born June 17, 1929 in Banks Count ...
Vernon Lee Fortner, 37, Maysville
Vernon Lee Fortner age 37 of Maysville passed away Wednesday January 26, 2011. The family will recieve friends Friday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home. Services will be he ...

Habersham

Carmel Inez Ash, 94, Cornelia
Carmel Inez Ash, age 94 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Friendship Nursing Home. Mrs. Ash was born March 9, 1916 in White County to the late Henry and Alma F ...

Hall

Dorothy Laxson Nesholm, 93, Gainesville
Dorothy Laxson Nesholm, 93, of Gainesville, formerly of Pompano Beach Fl and Seattle Washington, passed away January 27, 2011. Born in Minneapolis, MN, she was a Rockette at Radio ...
James Elmer Chastain, age 91 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at his residence. Memorial Park Funeral Home will announce arrangements at a later date. Memorial ...
Mary Lou Gilstrap Fuller, 84, Murrayville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00pm Sunday January 30 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Lou Gilstrap Fuller age 84 of Murrayville. The Rev. Dean Bryant, Re ...

Jackson

Jacob Dylan Book, 18, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jacob Dylan Book, age 18, of Commerce, who passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011. He was born on March 29, 1992, in Atlanta, GA, a son ...
Perry James Horton, 67, Jefferson
Mr. Perry James Horton, age 67 of Jefferson passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton Ga. 30548. 706-654-0966.

Lumpkin

Johnny Lee (Easy Rider) Gibbs, age 45, of Maysville, GA, died January 27, 2011.Mr. Gibbs was born in Gainesville, GA. He was a long haul truck driver. Johnny was preceded in death ...

White

Alfred Edward Smith, 89, Cleveland
Alfred Edward Smith, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Friendship Nursing Home in Cleveland, following an extended illness.Funeral services are sch ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Phillips (P.) Parks Duncan, age 78, of Cleveland. Mr. Duncan passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Northeast Geo ...
Willard Cantrell, 71, Cleveland
Mr. Willard Cantrell, age 71, of Cleveland, passed away, Thursday, January 27, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Cantrell was born in White County on March 31, 1940 to the late William And ...
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