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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 25th, 2011

Forsyth

Tommie Raye Murphy, 73, Cumming
Tommie Raye Murphy, 73 of Alpharetta, GA passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, with her children by her side. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Hall

Billy Ray Parks, 78, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Billy Ray Parks, 78, of Gainesville. Rev. Gary Wilson will officiate.The family will ...
Charles Russell Heaton, 52, Gillsville
Mr. Charles Russell Heaton, 52 of Gillsville died Saturday June 25, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Hall County, Mr. Heaton was the son of the late Ed and Bes ...
Kathleen May Roth, age 93, went to be with the Lord on June 25, 2011. Mrs. Roth was born on December 15, 1917 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Peter and Eva Emerson Johnson. She w ...
W. L. Harrison, 75, Monroe
W. L. Harrison, age 75 of Monroe, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, B. W. and Bertha Harri ...

Jackson

Hugh Jones, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hugh Jones, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Mr. Jones was a son of the late Emory L. and Bessie Smit ...
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