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Local Obits for Wed. May 8th, 2013

Banks

John Henry Dill, 76, Alto
John Henry Dill, age 76 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, May 08, 2013, at The Oaks at Scenic View.Born on September 20, 1936, he was a son of the late Hershell and Estelle Mote Dill ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Carlotta Lewis Simpson, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald H. Simpson. She is survived by her husband of s ...
Harry E. Springer, 54, Buford
Mr. Harry E. Springer, age 54, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. He is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Donna R. Springer, Buford, GA; children, Adam Sp ...

Hall

Doris (Martin) Payne, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Doris (Martin) Payne, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville.A memorial service is scheduled for 7:00 ...
Hugh Duckett, 92, Gainesville
Mr. Hugh Duckett age 92 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 08, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
John Henry Tullis, Jr., 84, Gainesville
John Henry Tullis Jr. age 84 of Gainesville passed away May 8, 2013 following an extended illness.Mr. Tullis was born Dec. 2, 1928 in South Carolina to the late John Henry Sr. and ...
Stanley Wade, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Stanley Wade, 70, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Born in Hall County, GA. on May 26, 1942, he was the son of the late Isaac Elzie and Kate Bell Le ...

Lumpkin

Doris Jean Jarrard, 78, Enterprise, AL, formerly of Lumpkin County
Mrs. Doris Jean Jarrard, age 78, of Enterprise, Alabama, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Enterprise Medical Center.Mrs. Jarrard was a Missouri native and former resident of Lumpkin ...

Other

Roy Silvester Biddy, 68, Alpharetta
Roy Silvester Biddy, age 68, of Alpharetta, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Roy has been a Minister of the Gospel since 1972 and was the pastor at Heavenly Harvest Church. Bes ...
Royce Allen Gunter, 75, Athens
Royce Allen Gunter, age 75 of Athens, GA passed away Wednesday, May 07, 2013.Born on February 13, 1938, he was a son of the late Ray and Grovie Frady Gunter. Mr. Gunter was a mana ...
Thomas Charles Norrell, 70, Talking Rock
Thomas Charles Norrell, age 70, of Talking Rock, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Thomas was quite musical and he loved to play the guitar and sing. He is preceded in death by h ...
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