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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 27th, 2013

Dawson

Charles Phillip West, 62, Dawsonville
Charles Phillip West, age 62, of Dawsonville, formerly of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013. He was a member at Dawsonville Baptist Church and Dawsonville Breakfas ...
Christine Grogan, 92, Dawsonville
Christine Grogan, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 27, 2013 following a period of declining health.Born April 14, 1921 in Hall County to the late Emmett and Iris Warre ...

Forsyth

Robert Larry Morgan, 27, Cumming
Robert Larry Morgan, age 27, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 30th at 3:00 pm at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. ...

Gwinnett

Jean K. Shaw, 90, Lilburn
Jean K. Shaw, age 90, of Lilburn, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013. Jean was a kind, southern lady with a big heart. She retired from Southern Bell after 31 years of service. ...

Habersham

Joseph N. Ruark, 85, Baldwin
Joseph N. Ruark, age 85, of Baldwin, formerly of Crestview Florida and Madison Georgia passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013.Mr. Ruark was born in Clarke County, Georgia on Decem ...

Hall

Harold Leonard Puckett, 83, Gainesville
Harold Leonard Puckett, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Fun ...
Robert Hendley Lowe Sr., 74, Gainesville
Robert Hendley Lowe Sr., age 74, of Gainesville, passed away on October 27, 2013. Bob was born on July 19, 1939 in Athens and was the son of the late Vearl and Bonnie Major Lowe. ...
Sharon Edmondson, 53, Gainesville
Sharon Edmondson, 53 of Gainesville died Sunday October 27, 2013 at her residence.Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sharon had lived in Hall County for a number of years. She was emp ...
Vester "Leon" Autry, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Vester "Leon" Autry 70 of Gainesville passed away October 27, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Autry was born June 2, 1943 in Greenwood, S.C. t ...
Willie James Cantrell, 73, Gaiinesville
Willie James Cantrell, age 73 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away, October 27, 2013. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at Greater Timber Ridge at 11am. Professional servic ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Myrtle Caroline Nicholson Shook, 83, of Pendergrass, Ga., who passed away on Sunday October 27, 2013.Mrs. Shook was born in Toccoa, G ...

Lumpkin

Carolyn Smith Pruett Banta, age 60, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013. Carolyn was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, a loving mother and grandmother. Work ...
Herschel Forrest Scott, 81, Dahlonega
Mr. Herschel Forrest Scott, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013. Herschel was born and raised in Alpharetta, GA, and had spent the last 20 years in Lumpk ...

Other

Chad Wilson Brown, 34, Monroe
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Chad Wilson Brown, age 34, Monroe, GA, who passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Mr. Brown was born in Beckley, WV, a son to Paul K ...
Edgar Henao, 53, Colombia
Edgar Henao, age 53, originally from Colombia, passed away on October 27, 2013. He moved to New York City in 1980 to study at Barruch University and then to Atlanta in 1992. He is ...

White

Charles Edward Demars, 72, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Charles Edward Demars, age 72 of Cleveland. Mr. Demars passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013. Memorial services are ...
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