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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 24th, 2012

Banks

Maurice "Mike" Allen Wheeler Jr. born April 11, 2012 1978 was unexpectedly lifted into the arms of our Lord on Oct. 24, 2012 at the young age of 34. Originally from Ft. ...

Forsyth

James Michael "Mickey" Sheffield, 55, of Cumming passed away quietly in the morning of October 24, 2012. Born February 17, 1957 in Gainesville, Georgia, he had lived in ...

Gwinnett

Michael "Pop-Pop" Tedesco, 90, a devoted husband, an honorable father and an inspirational grandfather, lost his battle with cancer on Wed. Oct. 24, 2012. He was born in ...

Habersham

Winnie Jones Cheek, 90, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Winnie Jones Cheek, age 90, of Clarkesville, will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tommy S ...

Hall

Stephen Glen Roberts,, 70, Gainesville
Stephen Glen Roberts, age 70, of Gainesville, went to meet his Lord & Savior on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Veterans Administration Hospital following a sudden illness.Memor ...
Wayne Phillip Burrell, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Phillip Burrell, age 70, of Gainesville, GA, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at his home following an extended illness.Wayne was a Hayesville, NC native who had lived i ...

Jackson

James Chastain, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James William Chastain, 71, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Wednesday October 24, 2012. ...

White

Deborah Estelle Hayden, 50, Cleveland
Mrs. Deborah Estelle Hayden, age 50, of Cleveland passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
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
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