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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 7th, 2013

Forsyth

Luke Barker, 87, Suwanee
Luke Barker, age 87, of Suwanee (Forsyth County), passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 9th at 11:00 am at Pleasant View Baptist ...

Gwinnett

Henry Allen Puckett, 92, Buford
Henry Allen Puckett, age 92, of Buford, GA, died Friday, September 6, 2013 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel on Monday, Septe ...

Habersham

Jo Ann McCann, 70, Clarkesville
Jo Ann McCann, age 70, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Ms. McCann ...

Hall

Mildred Irene Maynard, 65, Buford
Mildred Irene Maynard, age 65, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, September 7, 2013, after a sudden illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3 PM at Hamilton ...

Jackson

Michael David Matthews, 54, Commerce
Michael David Matthews, 54, passed away on Saturday, September 7 surrounded by his family. He spent his final days with family and special friends who reminded him of what a specia ...
Samuel "Tumpy" Evans, 99, Commerce
Mr. Samuel "Tumpy" Evans, age 99, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Evans was born in Franklin County to the late C ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Goff-Eisele, 75, Dahlonega
Shirley Goff-Eisele, 75, of Dahlonega passed away in Gainesville, Georgia the morning of Thursday, September 5th, 2013 after losing her second battle with cancer. Born Shirley Jea ...

Other

Dolores Stamey, 65, Blue Ridge
Dolores Stamey, age 65 of Blue Ridge, GA passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge. She was born in Fannin County on Monday, September ...
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.