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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 16th, 2011

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Maria Dita, 88, Winder
Maria Dita, age 88, of Winder, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome ...

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Gurney Boone Whitmire, 87, Cumming
Gurney Boone Whitmire, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Dovvie Whitmire, 4 brothers and 6 sisters. He wa ...
Jane Kent Plaginos Mitchell, 87, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011, following an extended illness. She attended Valdosta State College where she was a reporter on the Campus Ca ...

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Ronald George Szedon, 66, Gainesville
Ronald George Szedon, 66, of Gainesville, GA died at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on August 16, 2011. Born in Monongahela, PA, he was the son of the late John and Mary Szedon. ...

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Maxine E. Bullock, Cleveland
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday August 18, 2011 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Maxine E. Bullock of Cleveland, Ga.. Dr. Bill Coates will officiate and burial will ...
Otis H. Keith, 91, Cleveland
Otis Hampton Keith, age 91 of Cleveland, GA passed away, Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Friendship Health and Rehabilitation Center. Hampton was born June 5, 1920 in Flowery Branch, G ...
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.