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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. May 9th, 2013

Banks

Margaret Sheppard, 72, Gillsville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Ann Sheppard, age 71, of Gillsville, Ga. who passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013.Mrs. Sheppard was born in Weaverville, Nor ...

Gwinnett

Amy Crook Daniel, 78, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Amy Crook Daniel, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Clinton Daniel. She is survived by her ch ...

Habersham

Leigh Betts, 60, Demorest
Leigh Betts, age 60, of Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Leigh was born on February 2, 1953, in Washington, D.C. She ...

Hall

Joseph Douglas Ralston, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Douglas "Buddy" Ralston, age 70, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, May 09, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 ...
Kensiyah Ivory Peterson, 5 w, Gainesville
Kensiyah Ivory Peterson age 5 weeks of Gainesville passed away May 9, 2013 at her residence following a sudden illness.She is the daughter of Kendrick Peterson and Africa Ramsey. O ...

Jackson

Juanita Irene Payne, 78, Commerce
Mrs. Juanita Irene Payne, age 78 of Commerce died Thursday, May 09, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.Mrs. Payne was born in Eatonton to the late, Oscar and Zonnia Eller ...
Raphael D. Barnett, 86, Commerce
Raphael D. Barnett peacefully went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 9, 2013, surrounded by his family. Raphael was born January 25, 1927 in Jackson County. Raphael was a native ...

Other

Louise Marie Hoopaugh, age 85, of Atlanta, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013. She was a member of Beaver Run Baptist Church. Marie is preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Ol ...
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