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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 11th, 2012

Banks

Edith Marie Sellers Welch, age 89, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Welch was born on May 1, 1923, in Franklin ...

Hall

Aaron Jerome (Jerry) Firestone of Gainesville, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illnes ...
Richard Ellison, 49, Gainesville
Richard Ellison was born on March 27, 1963 to the late Johnny and Lorraine Thomas. He was educated in the Gainesville City School System and worker for a number of years at the Ga ...

Jackson

Mrs. Bobbie Sue (Susie) Fields, age 52, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 11, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Fields was born in Commerce, GA to the late Bobby Ray and Annie Gen ...
Grace Lee Pritchett, 91, Commerce
Grace Lee Pritchett 91 of Commerce passed away Thursday Oct. 11, 2012. Survivors include her daughter Martha (Harry) Ann Fleeman of Commerce a brother John Thomas of Commerce and ...
Myrtle Ellen Fortner, 93, Braselton
Mrs. Myrtle Ellen Fortner, age 93, of Braselton, Ga. passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday, October 15, 2012 at Holly Funeral Home i ...
Roy Cline Watson, 78, Hoschton
Mr. Roy Cline Watson, age 78, of Hoschton, GA and formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kate Lee Smith Watson; ...

Stephens

James Pruitt Akin, 80, Toccoa
James Pruitt Akin, 80, of the Red Hill community, husband of Betty Akin, passed away Thursday evening, at Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa, GA. Born November 10, 1931, he was a son of ...
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