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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 19th, 2013

Banks

Elizabeth Inez Gailey, age 70 of Homer, Georgia went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, after a courageous fight with cancer. Elizabeth was born in Banks County o ...
Rev. Robert (Bob) Allan Hill, Sr., age 85, of Homer, GA died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Hill was born in Atlanta, GA to the late Fred Gordon and Mae Henderson ...

Dawson

Jody Neal Busiere, 44, Dawsonville, formerly Bradenton, FL
Jody Neal Busiere, 44, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from complications from Type 1 Diabetes.Jody moved to Dawsonville, GA from Bradenton, FL in 2005 with his parents, ...

Forsyth

Dorothy "Billie" Hazel Murphy, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on March 19, 2013. Billie is preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Lee Murphy.Survivors ...
Lt. Col (Ret) Kenneth Lee Coykendall, 89, of Cumming, GA died on March 19, 2013. Born in Detroit, MI he was the son of the late Lee and Lettie Coykendall. His brother, Lorne Coyk ...

Gwinnett

Minnie Buice Staton, 94, Suwanee
Mrs. Minnie Buice Staton, age 94, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-seven years, Adrin Staton; parents, Sidne ...
Vincent Felix Rodriguez, age 45 of Lilburn, GA died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 following a brief illness. Mr. Rodriguez has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Vin ...

Hall

Frances Hendrix, 85, Gainesville
Frances Flourene Hendrix, 85, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away March 19, 2013. Mrs. Frances Flourene Hendrix was born on February 8, 1928 in Dahlonega, Georgia, Ga. and was raised ...
Gary Stringer, 61, Flowery Branch
Home Going Services for Mr. Gary Richard Stringer, 61, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013, 1:00 pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmond Tanne ...

Jackson

Rosemarie Ann Reilly, 73, Jefferson
Rosemarie Ann Reilly, age 73, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Funeral Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.la ...

Lumpkin

Carol Hawkins Carvalho, 76, Dahlonega
After an eleven month courageous and dignified struggle with an evil brain tumor Carol Lynne Hawkins Carvalho peacefully left the surly bonds of earth on March 19, 2013 at 11:05 pm ...

Other

Luna Mae Roper, 89, Alpharetta
Luna Mae Roper, age 89 of Alpharetta, passed away on March 19, 2013. She was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. Luna Mae is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Egbert Roper ...

White

Mr. Charles (Chuck) Herbert Smith age 65 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday March 19, 2013 at his residence.Mr. Smith was born in Fitzgerald, GA the son of Mozelle Baston Smith and t ...
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.