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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 13th, 2012

Banks

Otha M. Shannon, 91, Alto
Otha M. Shannon, age 91, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012. Mr. Shannon was born on January 14, 1921, in Homer, Georgia; son of the late Melvin Fletcher and M ...

Barrow

Lannie "June Bug" Howard Sanders, Jr., age 42, of Winder passed away, Monday, August 13, 2012. Lannie loved Nascar, his dogs, his family and was a Mason at Dacula Lodge 4 ...

Forsyth

John A Tallant, 65, Cumming
John A Tallant,65, passed away at Embracing Hospice in Cumming after a short battle with cancer. He graduated from Meigs Consolidated High School, Decatur, Tennessee where he was p ...

Habersham

Keith Dodgins, 41, Demorest
Keith Dodgins, age 41 of Demorest, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012.Born in Stephens County on August 02, 1971, he was the son of Anita Wilson and Gervace Dodgins. Mr. Dodgins w ...
Kenneth Wayne Martin, 64, Clarkesville
Kenneth Wayne Martin, age 64 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012, at his residence. Born in White County on January 31, 1948, he was the son of Robert and Ethelene ...

Hall

Wesley Fairchild, 87, Gainesville
Wesley Fairchild, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Morningside Assisted Living following an extended illness. Memorial servic ...
Geraldine Thomas Swafford, 76, Gainesville
Geraldine Thomas Swafford, age 76, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Unihealth-Lanier, following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday ...

Jackson

Susan C. Hollon, 53, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Susan C. Hollon, age 53, of Jefferson Ga. who passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012.Family will have a memorial service at a later d ...

Other

Frankie Clyde Arnold, 67, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Clyde Franklin "Frankie" Arnold, age 67, of Athens in the Redstone Community, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012. Mr. Ar ...

Stephens

King Dewey Cobb, 85, Martin
Mr. King Dewey Cobb, age 85, of Martin , died Monday, August 13, 2012 at Stephens County Hospital.Born April 18, 1927 in Carnesville, Ga., he was a son of the late Tillman Samuel a ...
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