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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 6th, 2011

Forsyth

Gentry Barton, 88, Chestatee
Gentry Barton, 88, died at his beloved rustic home on Lake Lanier in the Chestatee community of Forsyth county July 6th, 2011. Gentry was a retired Regional Sales Manager in Atlant ...
L.T. Meeks, 78, Cumming
L.T. Meeks, 78, of Cumming, GA died on July 6, 2011 at Cumming Manor. Born in Forsyth County, he was the son of the late Vester Edward and Mattie Elnora Meeks. L.T. retired from t ...

Jackson

Herman Verner Sparks, 93, Commerce
Mr. Herman Verner Sparks, age 93, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Northridge Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Sparks was born in Banks County, GA to the late ...
Robert Lewis Merk, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert Lewis Merk, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011.Mr. Merk was born in Maysville, Ga. to the late Cl ...

Lumpkin

Tasha Lance, 40, Dahlonega
Ms. Tasha Lance, age 40, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at her home.Tasha was born Feb. 17, 1971 in Marion, Ohio. She had lived in Dahlonega for the past 15 years an ...

White

Elwanda Crumley, 78, Cleveland
Mrs. Elwanda Crumley, Age 77, of Cleveland, passed away at Kathy's Personal Care Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Crumley was born on February 26, 1934 to the late Roy ...
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