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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 12th, 2013

Forsyth

Mr. Jay William (Bill) Simpson, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Bill was an avid golfer and loved boating, piloting airplanes, recreational vehicles and ...
Robert Rusin, 73, Cumming
Robert Rusin, 73, of Cumming, GA died on June 12, 2013. Born in Chicago, IL he was the son of the late Adam and Lorretta Rusin. His son, Robert John Rusin also predeceased him.He ...

Gwinnett

Carol Ross McMillan, 59, Lawrenceville
Carol Ross McMillan, age 59, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Wednesday June 12, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lil ...
Linda Edwards Rhodes, 65, Dacula
Mrs. Linda Edwards Rhodes, age 65, of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Jessie Lee Gunter Edwards. She is surviv ...

Hall

John J. McCaffrey, 70, Lula
Mr. John J. McCaffrey, 70, of Lulu died June 12, 2013. Wards Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Kathleen B. Lanham, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Kathleen B. Lanham, 94, of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Charleston, WV, went home to be with the Lord on June 12, 2013. She was born December 11, 1918, to Charles Melvil ...
Mark Evan Speed, 56, Oakwood
Mr. Mark Evan Speed, age 56, of Oakwood, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He is survived by his wife of four years, Barbara Lynn Speed, Buford ...

Lumpkin

Donald Ray Gooch, 74, Dahlonega
Retired Major U.S. Army, Donald Ray Gooch, age 74, of Dahlonega, Georgia died June 12, 2013.Don was born in Brawley, California to the late Gordon and Martha Justus Gooch. He was a ...

Other

Sara Janette Kelley, 80, Ball Ground
Sara Janette Kelley, 80, of Ball Ground, GA and formerly of Alpharetta, died at Embracing Hospice House on June 12, 2013. Born in Alpharetta, GA she was the daughter of the late ...
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