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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 28th, 2014

Banks

Reba Nelle Jones, 92, Cornelia
Miss Reba Nelle Jones passed away peacefully at age 92 surrounded by her family on December 28, 2014.She was born on October 29, 1922 to the late Samuel Paul and Ethel Harrington J ...

Forsyth

Jerry Cecil Castleberry, age 68, died Sunday, December 28, 2014. He lived near Cleveland, GA, but was a native of Forsyth County. Jerry was the son of Cecil and Mayrell Emmett Ca ...

Gwinnett

Richard Pugh, 65, Buford
Richard "Dog" Pugh, age 65, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Pugh, Jr. and Annie Lee Bennett Pugh. ...

Habersham

Dorothy Mae Parker, 93, Alto
Dorothy Mae Parker, age 93, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Oaks at Scenic View. Mrs. Parker was born on November 9, 1921 in Stephens County, Geor ...

Hall

Eddie Lee Jackson, 90, Gainesville
Dr. Eddie Lee Jackson, age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014.Celebration of life service is scheduled for 11:00 am Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at t ...
Zona Belle Wilbanks, 100, Flowery Branch
Ms. Zona Belle Wilbanks, age 100 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Halcyon Hospice House following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Jackson

Maudane Truelove Edge, 80, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Maudane Truelove Edge, age 80, of Commerce who passed away on Sunday December 28th, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Clau ...

Lumpkin

Kenneth Dewayne Craig, 37, Dahlonega
Kenneth Dewayne Craig, age 37, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014.He spent most of his adult life in Lumpkin County and worked for Tyson's Hatchery.Kennet ...
Ruth Elrod Botts, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Ruth Elrod Botts, age 81, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014.She spent most of her life in Lumpkin County and was a retired LPN. She was a member of Eno ...

Other

James Virgil Myers, 64, Westminster, SC
Mr. James Virgil Myers, age 64 of 1185 Cobb Bridge Road, Westminster, South Carolina passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Oconee Memorial Hospital.A son of the late Fred Burns ...

Stephens

Roberta (Robbie) L. Franzmathes has gone to her heavenly reward on Sunday, December 28, 2014. She was the daughter of Frank L. Millert and Josephine (Kancel) Millert born in Kansa ...

Union

Walter Edge Jr., 88, Suches
Walter Edge Jr., age 88, of Suches, GA, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, GA.Walter was born in Clermont, GA, April 19, 1926. He had ...
Walter Edge, Jr., 88, Suches
Walter Edge, Jr., age 88, of Suches, GA died December 28, 2014.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced on Monday, December 29, 2014 by Banister Funeral Home of Da ...

White

Ruby Allen, NA, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Ruby Allen of Cleveland. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Alexander Funeral Home (7 ...
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.