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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 2nd, 2012

Dawson

Gene C. Potts, 66, Dawsonville
Gene C. Potts, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Monday December 19, 2011 at his residence following a short illness.Born June 3, 1945 in Atlanta, GA to the late Joe and Maudie Potts, ...

Forsyth

Hiroaki Iwamoto, 85, Cumming
The family is planning a Celebration of Life Memorial Service. The final arrangements will be announced once completed.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services, ...

Habersham

Mark D. Petrella, 53, Clarkesville
Mark D. Petrella, 53, of Clarkesville, GA died on January 2, 2012. Born in Beaver Falls, PA, he was the son of Thomas and Helen Petrella.He is survived by his brothers, Pete (Kath ...

Hall

John F. Turner, 33, Gainesville
John F. Turner, 33, of Fayetteville, GA passed away Monday, January 2, 2012. John was born August 6, 1978 in Rochester, NY to John M. & Christine M. Richards Turner. He was a ...
Pauline Wheeler, 95, Clermont
Funeral services are scheduled for, Pauline Wheeler age 95 of Clermont. Funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday Jan. 5, 2012 in Wahoo Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church ...

Jackson

Mrs. Willie Mae Collins, 94, Nicholson
Mrs. Willie Mae Collins, age 94, of Nicholson, GA died Monday, January 2, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Mrs. Collins was born in Jackson County to the late Milton and Luc ...

Lumpkin

Tammy Lynn Dowdle, 48, Dahlonega
Mrs. Tammy Lynn Dowdle, age 48, of Dahlonega, Ga. died January 2, 2012.Tammy was born in Commerce, Ga. She lived in Dahlonega for most of her life. She was preceded in death by a s ...
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.