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Local Obits for Thu. May 23rd, 2013

Banks

Albert Denny, 66, Alto
Albert Denny, age 66, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013, of a sudden illness at his residence.Mr. Denny was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 4, 1946. He was ...
Clyde Grayson Powell, age 71 of Homer, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 at his residence.Born on July 2, 1941, in Pickens, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Charlie and Ed ...
Mary Edna Maney Chandler, age 89 of Alto, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Banks County on November 19, 1923, she was a daughter of the late ...

Forsyth

James E. Phillips, 89, Cumming
James E. Phillips departed this earth on May 23, 2013. Mr. Jim Phillips was born in Punxsutawney, Pa in 1923; lived in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, retired to Clearwater, Florida, and recen ...

Gwinnett

Edward "Ed" Nolan passed away peacefully surrounded by his ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on May 23, 2013 at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgi ...
Ruby Lanton, 91, Buford
Ms. Ruby Lanton, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Friendly and Eunice Lanton; brothers, G. T. Lanton and Junior ...

Hall

Betty M. Sims, 84, Oakwood
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m Saturday May 25, 2013 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Betty M. Sims age 84 of Oakwood. Dr. Jerry Gill will officiate. Interme ...
John Richard Major, 71, Gainesville
John Richard Major, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness. Graveside services are sc ...
William Peter Sigmund, 77, Flowery Branch
Mr. William Peter Sigmund, age 77, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. Born in Red Bank New Jersey in January 1936, he believed in service to his family, community, and country. ...
David Massey, 74, Gainesville
David Massey, 74, died peacefully on May 23, 2013 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Having valiantly battled open heart surgery that had its ups and downs for about 2 months, he ultima ...
Grady Richardson, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Grady Richardson, 82, was born on April 16, 1931 to the late Valon and Cathlean Richardson in White County, Georgia. The Lord called him home to glory on Thursday, May 23, 2013 ...

Jackson

Walter L. Petering, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Walter L. Petering, age 83, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Mr. Petering was born in Higginsville, Missouri a ...

Lumpkin

Hugh Duncan Peck, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. Hugh Duncan Peck, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 following an extended illness.Hugh was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, GA. He was a lovi ...

Other

Ina Marie Brown Shirley, 77, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Ina Marie Brown Shirley age 77 of Danielsville, who passed away on Thursday May 23, 2013 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Shirley was bo ...
Mary Fleming, 86, Athens
Mrs. Mary Fleming, age 86, of Lanier Gardens Retirement Community, Athens, GA died Thursday, May 23, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Fleming was born in Cleveland, OH to t ...
Mickey Glenn Rooker, 53, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces memorial services for Mickey Glenn Rooker, 53, of Danielsville who passed away at his residence on Thursday. Bor ...
Olga Sirota, 84, Douglasville
Mrs. Olga Florence Sirota, age 84, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. She was born September 17, 1928 in New York, NY. Mrs. Sirota loved sewing, sailing, tenn ...

White

Billy Harrison Cross, 78, Cleveland
Billy Harrison Cross, age 78 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Cross was born August 1, 1934 in Hall County to the late Lee 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
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.