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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 18th, 2011

Forsyth

Justin Tyler Shinholster, 21 of Cumming, GA. passed away Friday, February 18, 2011.He is survived by his mother, Jenny Shinholster of Cumming, GA; father, Barrett Shinholster of Ti ...

Habersham

Nelson Lee Phillips, 87, Baldwin
Nelson Lee Phillips, 87, passed away Friday, February 18, 2011 of natural causes. Nelson grew up in Elbert County, GA and was a graduate of Elberton High School. Interment will b ...
W.C. "Bill" Meeks, 87, Cornelia
Mr. W.C. "Bill" Meeks, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 18, 2011, at Habersham County Medical Center. Mr. Meeks was born on June 2, 1923, in ...

Hall

Catherine Kirby Baughman, 64, Gainesville
Catherine Kirby Baughman, 64, of Gainesville, Georgia died Friday, February 18, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a courageous battle with leukemia. She was born J ...
Danny Lee Rich, 52, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00pm Sunday February 20 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Danny Lee Rich age 52 of Gainesville. The Rev. James Campbell will offic ...
Edith Lingerfelt, 85, Cumming
Edith Lingerfelt, age 85, of Cumming, passed away Friday, February 18, 2011. Edith was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Linge ...
Opal Mae Trammell Rampey, 67, Gainesville
Opal Mae Trammell Rampey, age 67, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, February 18, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Willie Trammell. Survivors include her ...
Vonia Rozelle Hurt Turner, age 90, of Austell, passed away Friday, February 18, 2011. Mrs. Turner was a native of Forsyth County and lived in the Smyrna-Austell area for the past 6 ...

Rabun

Kennesaw Landis Taylor, 74, of Tiger, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at his residence after an extended illness.He was born in Rabun County and was the son of th ...
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.