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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 27th, 2012

Dawson

Ruby Chumbley, 77, Marble Hill
Ruby Chumbley, 77, of Marble Hill passed away Friday April 27, 2012 at Kennestone Hospital following a period of declining health.Born January 29, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia to the l ...

Habersham

Billy Sam Barnette, 77, Demorest
Billy Sam Barnette, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia and formerly of Braselton, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Stephens County Hospital. Mr. Barnette was born in Jac ...
Mary Mize Underwood, 80, Cornelia
Mary Mize Underwood, age 80 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born April 30, 1931 in White County, she was a daughter of th ...

Hall

Dolores M. Darling Nix, 74, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Dolores M. Darling Nix, age 74, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 following an extended illness.Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2012 a ...
E.G. Thompson, 79, Gainesville
Mr. E.G. "Tom" Thompson, 79 of Gainesville died Thursday April 26, 2012 at a private nursing home.Born in Forsyth County, Mr. Thompson had lived in Hall County for most o ...
Jeanette N. Skelton, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jeanette N. Skelton, age 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services will be Sunday April 29, 2012 ...
John R. (Mac) McPherson, 85, Chestnut Mountain
John R. (Mac) McPherson of Chestnut Mountain, GA passed away on Friday, April 27. John was born in Lenoir City, TN on January 2, 1927. His family later moved to Knoxville, TN where ...
Ronald W. Chandler, 76, Flowery Branch
Ronald W. Chandler, age 76 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday April 27, 2012 at home following an extended illness and hospitalization.Mr. Chandler was born December 15, 1935 ...
Ronald Winfred Chandler, 76, Gainesville
Ronald Winfred Chandler, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jackson

Larry Michael Haynes, 66, Hoschton
Mr. Larry Michael Haynes, age 66, of Hoschton, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Lawson Funeral Home. Inter ...

White

Sheryl Roberts Reid, 49, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Sheryl Lee Roberts Reid, age 49 of Cleveland. Mrs. Reid passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services are sch ...
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