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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 20th, 2012

Hall

Cynthia Vandiver Hammond, 56, Gainesville
Cynthia Vandiver Hammond, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral ...
Donald Tritt, 93, Lula
Reverend Donald Tritt, age 93, of Lula, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at C ...
Robert Allen Scott, 80, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert Allen Scott, age 80, of Flowery Branch, passed away February 20, 2012 at home surrounded by his family.Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2012 fr ...
Robert Scott Sosebee, 40, Gainesville
Robert Scott Sosebee, age 40 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Ruth Eloise Freeman Bennett, 84, Gillsville
Ruth Eloise Freeman Bennett, age 84 of Gillsville, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are s ...
Shadron Borders, 35, Gainesville
Mr. Shadron Borders, age 35 of Gainesville, GA passed away on February 21, 2012.He was preceeded in death by is father, Steve Borders, Jr. He leave to cherish his memories his mo ...
Mr. Thomas Joseph Byrnes, Jr., 63 of Lula died February 20, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A native of Athens, Georgia, Mr. Byrnes had lived in Gainesville since 196 ...

Lumpkin

Williams Giles McNeill, 81, Dahlonega
Mr. William Giles McNeill, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA died Feb. 20.No services planned at this time.Banister Funeral Home, Dahlonega.
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