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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 27th, 2012

Banks

Bonnie Sue Sullivan Hill, 92, Commerce
Bonnie Sue Sullivan Hill age 92 died July 27, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Hill was the daughter of the late Reuben Lee Sullivan and Daisy Lee Brawner. She graduated fr ...

Forsyth

Don Stephens, 74, Dawsonville
Don Stephens, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 27, 2012 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born October 13, 1937 to the late Clyde and Madge Stephen ...

Gwinnett

Melvyn Henderson, 64, Suwanne
Melvyn Henderson of Suwanee, GA died Friday, July 27, 2012 due to complications of cancer with his wife and children at his side. His family and many special friends, as well as h ...

Hall

Irene E. Howard Cash, 86, Gainesville
Irene E. Howard Cash, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sund ...
Mrs. Jessie Merle Greenway Rider Garrett, age 84 of Oakwood, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Mon ...
Margaret Loraine Buffington, 84, Gainesville
Margaret Loraine Buffington age 84 of Gainesville passed away Friday July 27, 2012. Graveside Service 2:30 p.m. Sunday Lebanon U.M.C. Cemetery. Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main St ...
Robert L. Gaddis, 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert L. Gaddis, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 surrounded by his family, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesda ...

Lumpkin

Kimberly Faith Stegemann, 48, Dahlonega
Mrs. Kimberly Faith Stegemann, age 48, of Dahlonega, GA, died July 27, 2012.A visitation for family and friends was held on July 29, 2012 at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega.
Theresa Cantrell, 63, Dahlonega
Theresa Cantrell, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA died Friday July 27, 2012 at her home.Mrs. Cantrell was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was retired from the Burlin ...

White

Bonnie Bell Tripp, 81, Lithonia, formerly of Cleveland
Bonnie Bell Tripp, age 81 of Lithonia, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Friendship Health and Rehabilitation Center. Ms. Tripp was born November 10, 1930 in Cleveland, GA to ...
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
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69