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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 3rd, 2013

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John R. Petralia, 99, Auburn
John R. Petralia, age 99, Auburn, GA, died Saturday, August 3, 2013 after a brief illness. Mr. Petralia has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Mr. Petralia is ...

Forsyth

Helen Marie Nichols McGinnis, age 83, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013.She graduated from Forsyth County High School in 1947 and went on to work at the Lockheed Nuc ...

Habersham

Brenda Crow Sosebee, 65, Demorest
Brenda Crow Sosebee, age 65, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Mrs. Sosebee was born in Clarkesville, Georgia on September 4, 1947. She was preceded i ...

Hall

Helen Laverne Canup, age 82, of Lula, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab in Commerce.Born on January 3, 1931, in Spartanburg, SC, she was a daughte ...
Joseph Wilton LeBlanc, Jr.,, 82, Flowery Branch
Joseph Wilton LeBlanc, Jr., known as Buddy, was born on June 27, 1931 in Atlanta GA and died on August 3, 2013 in Flowery Branch, GA. He was the son of Joseph Wilton LeBlanc, Sr. a ...
Sharon Wilson Martin, 56, Gainesville
Sharon Wilson Martin, wife of Donald "Don" Martin, of, Gainesville, GA died Saturday August 3, 2013 at home of a sudden illness. A native of Hall County, Mrs. Martin is ...

Other

Mrs. Rebecca Jane Allen Black age 91 of Atlanta, GA died Saturday, August 3, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Black was born in Commerce to the late, Frank and Earlie Seag ...

White

Byrd T. Moss, 75, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mrs. Byrd T. Moss age 75 of Sautee-Nacoochee passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Habersham County Medical Center. Mrs. Moss was born in White County the daughter of the late Sa ...
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