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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 15th, 2012

Banks

Kathy Sue Sears, 51, Homer
Ms. Kathy Sue Sears, age 51, of Homer, GA died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at her residence. Ms. Sears was born in Commerce, GA to Ray and Allene Anderson Sears of Homer.Ms. Sears i ...

Barrow

Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday March 19, 2012 Graveside Memorial Park Cemetery for Coleman Crabtree Watkins, 47 of Winder, Ga. Rev. Don Pennington will officiate. The ...

Forsyth

Elizabeth Phillips Ragan, 81, Hartwell
Elizabeth Phillips Ragan, age 81, of Hartwell, GA, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012. Elizabeth was an LPN at Dekalb General Hospital for 30 years and prior to that was at Joan ...
Sally Mac Ewen, 64, Decatur
Sally Mac Ewen, 64, of Decatur, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 15th, 2012.The family will be announcing a Memorial Service at a later date.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Hom ...
Vera Eloise Marcus, 90, Ball Ground
Vera Eloise Marcus, age 90, passed away March 15, 2012. "Weezie" was from Savannah, GA, but spent the last few years in Anderson, SC and Cumming, GA. Weezie was born to ...
William Allen Gipson, 57, Cumming
William Allen Gipson, 57, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012.A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at Hillcrest Cemetery located in ...

Habersham

Primo Louis Canto, 90, Clarkesville
Mr. Primo Louis Canto , age 90, of Clarkesville, died March 15, 2012 at Northridge Medical Center in Commerce.Born on December 12, 1921 in Middletown, Connecticut, Mr. Canto was th ...

Hall

Johnny Edgar Broome, 65, Gainesville
Johnny Edgar Broome, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services ...
Rembert Lee Jones, 62, Gainesville
Rembert Lee Jones, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral servi ...
Thomas Hitchcock Power, 89, Oakwood
Thomas Hitchcock Power, 89, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 15th, 2012.Memorial Service information will be announced at a later date.Arrangements by Byars Funer ...
Wayne Douglas Smith, 63, Gainesville
Wayne Douglas Smith, age 63 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Graveside services ...

Jackson

C. Nelson Brown, 65, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for C. Nelson Brown, 65, of Commerce who passed away late Thursday evening at his residence. Born in Commerce, he was the son of the ...

Lumpkin

Betty Louise Cantrell, 76, Dahlonega
Betty Louise Cantrell, 76, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA. She was a member of Dahlonega ...
Helen Blue, 90, Dahlonega
Mrs. Helen Blue, age 90, of Dahlonega GA died March 15, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Nancy Hilyer.Mrs. Blue was born in Madden MS December 8, 1921. She had lived in Lumpkin C ...
Johnnie Paul 'JP' Jones, 86, Dahlonega
Mr. Johnnie Paul 'JP' Jones, age 86, of Dahlonega, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Chestatee Regional Hospital surrounded by his family.Johnnie was born June 29, 1925 in ...
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