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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Nov 29th, 2011

Forsyth

John George Sofikitis, 77, Cumming
John G. SofikitisBeloved and Dedicated Family Man, Life-Long EducatorJohn George Sofikitis, formerly of Brookfield, OH and Cumming, GA passed into the arms of our Lord on November ...
Mark Ceasar McGuinness, 81, Cumming
Mark Ceasar McGuinness, 81, of Cumming, GA died at his home on November 29, 2011. Born in Mineola, NY he was the son of the late Michael and Margaret McGuinness. He was predeceas ...

Gwinnett

Frances Louise Rylee, 92, Norcross
Mrs. Frances Louise Rylee, age 92, of Norcross, GA died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Embracing Hospice-Snellville. Mrs. Rylee was born in Acworth, GA to the late Jessie and Ola C ...

Habersham

Burean "Buck" Lovell, 85, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Burean "Buck" Lovell, age 85, of Clarkesville will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Anthony ...
Flora Tench Maney, 80, Cornelia
Flora Tench Maney, age, 80, of Cornelia, went home to be with the Lord on November 29, 2011, after an extended illness. Flora was born on December 14, 1930 in Demorest, Georgia, to ...
John Calvin Stamey, 72, Demorest
John Calvin Stamey, age 72 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on November 26, 1939, he was the son o ...

Hall

Jack E. Still, 75, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Jack E. Still, 75, of Gainesville. The Rev. Davi ...
McKenny "Mack" Garner Thompson, age 64 of St. Simons Island, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Georgia, ...
Rev. Wilburn E. Peeples, 91, Gainesville
Rev. Wilburn E. Peeples age 91 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Rev. Peeples was born May 3, 1920 ...
Timothy "BO" Bill Carpenter Sr., age 51, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Memorial services will be Sunday, December 04, 2011 at the residence of ...

Jackson

Eula Rea Duffel Smith, 90, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Eula Rea Duffel Smith, 90,of Commerce who died Tuesday afternoon, November 29, 2011 at the Northridge Medical Center in Commerce ...
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