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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 18th, 2011

Dawson

Emma Dean Whitmire, 72, Dawsonville
Emma Dean Whitmire, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Friday March 18, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Born June 18, 1938 to the late Bernard and N ...

Hall

Garland Castleberry, 97, Gainesville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Garland Castleberry,97, of Gainesville. Funeral will be held 6:00 pm Sunday March 20, 2011 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be on ...
Theodore Calvin McCall, 85, Gainesville
Theodore Calvin McCall, 85, of Gainesville, GA, died Friday, March 18, 2011 following an extended illness. Born on March 6, 1926, Ted was the son of the late Sam and Eula McCall of ...
Wiley James Dougherty, 77, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Sunday March 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Wiley James Dougherty, 77, of Gainesville.Rev. Danny Jones and Rev. Tony Smith ...

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Jimmy Collins Simpson, 76, Cleveland
Jimmy Collins Simpson, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, March 18 2011 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Simpson was the son of the late Paul Samuel and Ge ...
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.