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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 17th, 2011

Forsyth

Janet McClarigan, 72, of Cumming, passed away August 17th after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles F. and Sarah Boyd May. She is survived by a siste ...
Violetta A. Lesink, 63, Dallas
VIOLETTA A. LESINK, 63, of Dallas, Georgia passed away at home on Wednesday August 17th, 2011. Her loving family was at her side.The family will be having a private family servic ...

Habersham

Charles C. Sherwood, Jr, 44, Cornelia
Charles C. Sherwood, Jr. (Cam), age 44, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born at Habersham County Medical Center, Demore ...
Lewis Jesse "Jay" Smith, 60, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Lewis Jesse "Jay" Smith, age 60, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 18, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with honor gu ...

Hall

Eunice James Humphries, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Eunice James Humphries, age 93, of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Wallace, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at her residence. The family will r ...
Gary Forrest Williams, 68, Cumming
Gary Forrest Williams, 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at his residence. He was a member of Abundant Life Church, Cumming, GA.He is preceded in death by h ...
Mrs. Kathleen Clair "Kathy" Stoehr, age 54, of Lula, Georgia, passed away peacefully at her residence Wednesday, August 17, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. ...
Vernon Eugene Grimes, 89, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, formerly of Gainesvi
Vernon E. GrimesBorn May 26, 1922 in Alston GaGraduate of Mercer University, Macon, GA., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA Clinical Pastoral Education Program ...

Jackson

James Rucker, 56, Brookhaven
James Rucker, age 56, of Brookhaven passed away, Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfune ...

Lumpkin

Joe Hampton Morgan, 73, Dahlonega
Joe Hampton Morgan, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday August 17, 2011 at his home.Joe was born October 4, 1937 in Chattanooga, TN and had lived in Dahlonega for the past 40 ...

White

Memorial mass for Clara Angelina Todd Downing, 90, of Toccoa, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Cleveland with Fr. Thad Rudd officiating.Mrs. Downing pa ...
Clara Downing, 90, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Clara Downing, age 90. Mrs. Downing passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Stephens County Hospital following a p ...
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