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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 19th, 2012

Forsyth

Donald R. Ricks, 80, Cumming
Donald R. Ricks, 80, of Cumming, GA died on July 19, 2012 at Embracing Hospice House after a long struggle with Parkinson's and dementia. He was born in Soperton, GA on May 2 ...

Gwinnett

Fred Eugene Ulery, 87, Buford
Fred Eugene Ulery, Jr., age 87, of Buford passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012. Fred loved to golf and to garden. He was a member of Buford First United Methodist Church. He is ...

Hall

Herbert W. Robinson, 95, Oakwood
Dr. Herbert W. Robinson, 95, of Oakwood passed away Thursday July 19, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born December 25, 1916 in Daws ...
Virginia Lanelle Smith, 74, Murrayville
Mrs. Virginia Lanelle Smith, 74 of Murrayville died Thursday July 19, 2012.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Grady and Clara Mae Kitchens ...

Jackson

David Gwayne Brookshire, 55, Braselton
David Gwayne Brookshire, age 55, of Braselton, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services ...

Lumpkin

Warthen "Buddy" Williford, 86, Dahlonega
Warthen "Buddy" Williford, 86, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday July 18, 2012 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a period of declining health.Born November 6, 192 ...
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.