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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 6th, 2014

Forsyth

David Wright Simmons, 72, Cumming
David Wright Simmons, 72, of Cumming, GA passed away on October 6, 2014. Born in Elyria, OH he was the son of the late Cecil and Geraldine Simmons.Memorial services and inurnment w ...
Rosalyn Westbrook Haygood, 76, of Cumming, passed away Monday, October 6th, 2014. She was a member of First Baptist Church Cumming. She retired from the Cumming Police Department i ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Donald H. "Don" Shomake, age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014. If you had met Don, you liked him and if you knew him for any time at all, you ...

Hall

Jimmy Lee Savage, 62, Lula
Funeral services are scheduled for, Jimmy Lee Savage age 62 of Lula, Ga. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday October 9, 2014 in Strickland Funeral Home chapel.Interment will be ...
Nancy Mae (Sullens) Barlow, 83, Gainesville
Ms. Nancy Mae (Sullens) Barlow, age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at New Horizon's Lanier Park. Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Jackson

Shirley Rose Forrester, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Shirley Rose Forrester, age 77 of Commerce died Monday, October 06, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Forrester was born in Covington to the late, Doyle Claymus and J ...

Other

Clark Benny, 60, Danielsville
Mr. Clark Benny, age 60, of Danielsville, Georgia passed away 10/06/2014. Professional services entrusted to Wimberly and White Funeral Home.

Stephens

Casey Neal Smith, 31, Toccoa
Mr. Casey Neal Smith, age 31 of 40 Mae Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.A son of Randy and Teresa Standr ...
Harold Chaffin Segars, 86, Toccoa
Mr. Harold Chaffin Segars, age 86 of 4381 Nub Garland Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at Willow Gardens in Toccoa.A son of the late Oscar and Evie Miller ...
Rebecca Walker Damron, 96, Toccoa
Mrs. Rebecca Walker Damron, age 96 of 48 Oakvale Place, Toccoa Falls, Georgia passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Roy E. and Cora B ...

White

Jessica Smith, 41, Sautee Nacoochee
Jessica R. Smith, age 41 of Sautee passed away on October 6, 2014 following a car accident in Opelika, Alabama. Mrs. Smith was born on January 22, 1973 in New Mexico the daughter o ...
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.