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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 20th, 2012

Dawson

Melissa Ann Vollrath, 38, Dawsonville
Melissa Ann Vollrath, 38, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 19, 2012 following a period of declining health.Mrs. Vollrath was born July 13, 1974 and had been a resident ...

Forsyth

Alan Blair Newton, Sr., 73, Cumming
Alan Blair Newton, Sr., age 73, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at his residence after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Alan was born ...

Hall

Charles Edwin Sayres III, 55, Gainesville
Dr. Charles Edwin Sayres III (Chuck) passed away on December 20, 2012 at his home in Gainesville, Ga. Chuck was born on May 3, 1957 in Charlotte, N.C. He is preceded in death by hi ...
John Henry Edward Cheeks, 91, Flowery Branch
John Henry Edward Cheeks, 91, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Willow Wood Nursing Center after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday, ...
Richard (Dick) P. Conrad, 85, Gainesville
Richard P. Conrad, "Dick", went home to be with our Lord Thursday, December 20th, 2012. Dick dedicated his lifetime to providing and caring for his wife of nearly 60 year ...

Jackson

Frances Dowell Kelley, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances Dowell Kelley, age 88 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012. Mrs. Kelley was born in Crossplains ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hazel McCrary Buckner, 93, of Talmo, Ga., who passed away Thursday December 20, 2012. Mrs. Buckner was born in Warner, Oklahoma, a da ...

Other

Dozier P. Smith, Jr., 53, Atlanta
Dozier P. Smith, Jr. of Atlanta, age 53, passed away on December 20, 2012. He is survived by his father, Dozier P. Smith, Sr., mother, Helen F. Smith; brother and sister-in-law, Ly ...

White

John Terrell Warwick, 95, Cleveland
John Terrell Warwick age 95 of Cleveland transitioned to his eternal life with God on Thursday December 20, 2012. He passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family who we ...
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.