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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 24th, 2013

Gwinnett

Helen Reddish Mathis, 66, Buford
Helen Reddish Mathis, age 66, of Carl, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-one years, Billy ...
Myrle Lee Human, 80, Buford
Myrle Lee Human, age 80 of Buford, GA entered into rest on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. He was born in Jacksonville, FL on January 26, 1933. He had resided in Atlanta for most of hi ...

Hall

Craig Thomas Schnepper, 54, Flowery Branch
_______________________________ Mr. Craig Thomas Schnepper, age 54, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, ...
Gary Edward Gunter, 57, Lula
Gary Edward Gunter, age 57, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013.Mr. Gunter was born in Gastonia, North Carolina on June 16, 1956, to Mary Sue Bradley Gunter, ...
Nell Robinson Smalley, 88, Gainesville
Nell Robinson Smalley died at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. on December 24, 2013. She was a native of Macon County and was the daughter of the late Alva and ...

Jackson

Claire Riley Drew, 71, Commerce
Mrs. Clair Riley Drew age 71 of Commerce died Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Drew was born in Americus, GA to the late, Sam and Thelma Richards ...

Other

Ollie Chastain Brooks, 92, of Bogart Georgia, passed away on December 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by husband, Durrell "Buck" Brooks, parents, Henry & Sara Jac ...
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