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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 9th, 2012

Habersham

Angela Leigh Williams, 54, Demorest
Angela Leigh Williams, age 54 of Demorest, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, Duluth, following a brief illness. Funeral ...
Vesta Charles Shirley, 91, Baldwin
Vesta Charles Shirley, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Ms. Shirley was born on August 25, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Edna Taylor ...

Hall

Catherine Pierce Gibbs, 93, Gainesville
Catherine Pierce Gibbs passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.Catharine is preceded in death by her parents Harold and Mary Otwell Pierce; husband, Lonnie Gibbs; sisters, Mary Ric ...
Clara Belle Williamson,, 87, Gainesville
Clara Belle Williamson, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday Morning, October 9, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
David T. Freeman, Jr., 35, Gainesville
David T. Freeman, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.Born in Atlanta Ga., he had lived in DeKalb County, Clayton County and in Hall County since 1991. He was the son of t ...
Fannie Paulette Loggins, 91, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2012 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Fannie Paulette Loggins, 91, of Gainesville w ...
Jennifer Lauren Reed, 31, Flowery Branch
Jennifer Lauren Reed, age 31 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at VistaCare Hospice at Emory, following an extended illness. Funeral services ar ...
John Mark Bridges, 57, Lula
Mr. John Mark Bridges, 57 of Lula died Tuesday October 9, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Bridges was the son of the late Geor ...

Lumpkin

Doris Jones Nelson, 75, Dahlonega
Doris Jones Nelson, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at UPAC of Lanier.Mrs. Jones was born September 2, 1937 in Asheville, NC to Floyd and Mattie Kay Dyer Jon ...

Other

Clyde Nelson Fitzpatrick, 96, Danielsville
Mr. Clyde Nelson Fitzpatrick, age 96, of Danielsville, GA died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Fitzpatrick was born in Madison County to the late Ernest Obediah an ...

White

Vincent Arthur McCusker, 92, Cleveland
Vincent "Mac" McCusker, 92, joined his wife of 67 years, Margaret Lucy, in everlasting peace, on October 9, 2012. Vincent was born April 27, 1920 in Dunbar, Fayette Coun ...
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