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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 23rd, 2011

Forsyth

Andrew M. Toscano, 61, Cumming
Andrew M. Toscano, age 61, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011. He was an extraordinary salesman, loving husband, brother and friend.Survivors include his wife Ma ...
Rosalie Garner Bannister, 90, formerly of Melbourne FL and Cumming GA, peacefully passed into the arms of the Lord on November 23, 2011. Born January 27, 1921, in Atlanta GA. She ...

Habersham

Bobby Daniel Gragg, 57, Toccoa
Bobby Daniel Gragg, age 57, of Toccoa died November 23, 2011. Born in Rabun County on June 13, 1954, Bobby was the son of Hobert Gragg and the late Ann Tyler Gragg. Bobby was a sel ...
Evelyn Arrendale Shirley, 76, Demorest
Evelyn Arrendale Shirley, age 76, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, following an extended illness.Mrs. Shirley was born in Habersham County, Georgi ...

Hall

John Wesley Jacobs, Jr., 88, Gainesville
JOHN WESLEY JACOBS, JR.John Wesley Jacobs Jr. was born in Gainesville, Ga., November 28, 1922. He was the son of John W. Jacobs Sr. and Villa Rhodes Jacobs and stepmother Lillian M ...
Tallie Sue Hulsey, 85, Gainesville
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Hillside Memorial Gardens, for Mrs. Tallie Sue Hulsey, 85, of Gainesville passed away November 23, 2011 ...

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Laura Ann Brandenburg Wilson, age 48 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Wilson was born September 14, 1963 in Atlanta t ...
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