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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 7th, 2011

Habersham

William Grover Churchwell, 92, Clarkesville
William Grover Churchwell, age 92, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Thursday April 07, 2011 at his residence.Born on April 03, 1919, in Demorest, GA, he was a son of the late Amos ...

Hall

Billy Joe Berry, 64, Gainesville
Billy Joe Berry, Jr., age 64 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at his residence, after fighting a six month battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral s ...
Frank B. Youngblood, 83, Gainesville
Surrounded by his loving family, Frank B. Youngblood, of Gainesville, Passed peacefully to his eternal life April 7, 2011. Frank was born January 14, 1928 in Cumming, Georgia to Ef ...
Willie Jay Hill, 76, Gainesville
Home Going Celebration Services for Mr. Willie Jay Hill of Gainesville, Ga. will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 1:00pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmond Tanner Road, ...

Jackson

Charles W. Finch, 71, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Wendell "Chuck" Finch, age 71, of Athens, GA, Redstone Community, who passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011. Mr. Fi ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Dewayne "Papa Deke" Horton Sr., age 64 of Cleveland. Mr. Horton passed away Thursday, April 07, 201 ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Sophia Elaine Sullivan Bryson, age 59 of Cleveland. Mrs. Bryson passed away Thursday, April 07, 2011 at her residenc ...
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
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69