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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 14th, 2012

Forsyth

Celia Joan Ponder, 57, Cumming
Celia Joan Ponder, 57, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. Born in Atlanta, GA she is predeceased by her mother, Jo Dickinson; and her sister, Cheryl Stoyer.Celi ...
Mary Grace Brookshire, 70, Cumming
Mary Grace Brookshire, age 70 and a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing. She was preceded in deat ...
Willis Ruell Bettis, 88, Cumming
Willis Ruell Bettis, age 88, of Cumming passed away Friday September 14th, 2012 with his family at his side. Born March 1, 1924 to the late C. Roy Bettis and Lillie Mae Bryant Bett ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Herbert Joseph Werner Mohaupt, age 69, of Suwanee, GA, formerly of Brooklyn, NY passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, August Louis Mo ...
Rickey M. Wood, 54, Buford
Mr. Rickey M. Wood, age 54, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Evans; father, Melvin Wood; sister Roxie Hubbard; and ...

Hall

Garnett "G.C." Clifton Campbell Jr., age 84 of Clermont, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Mr. Camp ...
Homer L. Kidd, 81, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Monday September 17, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Homer L. Kidd age 81 of Gainesville. The Rev. Caury Barnett and ...

Jackson

Mr. Grover Jackson "Jackie" Whitfield, age 58 of Commerce died Friday, September 14, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Whitfield was born in Commerce to Marian Dunson Whitfield ...
Ronald Auther Cox Jr., 43, Hoschton
Mr. Ronald Auther Cox Jr. age 43, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. He was survived by his sons, Brandon Cox , Austin Cox , Brian Cox and Dustin Cox all of Milledgeville Ga. ...
Vincent M. Alfi, 66, Braselton (formerly of Brooklyn NY)
The world is a bit darker place for the loss of Vincent M Alfi, who has been a beacon of love and life for so many in his too short time here. He will be missed more than we can ev ...

Other

Arthur Edson Merriman, 73, Sandy Springs
Arthur Edson Merriman of Sandy Springs, GA. passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. Born in Waterbury, Conn. to Warren and Doris Merriman. Graduate of Georgetown University, Schoo ...
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.