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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 24th, 2014

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Ernest Collins, 88, Winder
Ernest Collins, age 88, of Winder passed away Monday, February 24, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. ...

Forsyth

Lieu Weda Brackett, 94, Cumming
Lieu Weda Brackett, age 94 of Cumming, passed away on February 24, 2014. Lieu was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Brackett. Li ...
Mary Wenona Wallace, 93, Cumming
Mary Wenona Wallace, age, 93, of Cumming passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Wenona was preceded in death by her husband, Hoy ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Ann Vaughan, 80, Buford
Barbara Ann Vaughan, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Vaughan. She is survived by daughter, Debb ...

Habersham

Paul Swain Murphy, 67, Cornelia
Paul Swain Murphy, age 67, of Cornelia, GA died Monday, February 24, 2014 at his home.Swain was a native and lifelong resident of Habersham County. He owned and operated S & R ...

Hall

Gregory Cooper Hanes, 55, Chestnut Mountain
Gregory Cooper Hanes, age 55, of Chestnut Mountain, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 surrounded by his family at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a brief battle wit ...
Johnny C. Young, 76, Gainesville
Johnny C. Young (father of Kelli Young), age 76, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Monday. Mr. Young will Lie-in-state from 9am-1pm at Wimberly and Jackson. Funeral services will be ...
Johnny Cecil Young, 76, Gainesville
Johnny Cecil Young, age 76, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away February, 24, 2014. Funeral services February 28, 2014 At 2:00pm at Memorial Park Chapel. Professional services entruste ...
Joseph Knapke, 21, Gainesville
Joseph Knapke, age 21 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will b ...
Maxine Croy Harvey, 73, Gainesville
Ms. Maxine Croy Harvey, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Me ...

Jackson

Connie Bettis,, 55, Commerce
Mrs. Connie Bettis, age 55, of Commerce, GA died Monday, February 24, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Bettis was born in Gainesville to the late Bud and Sarah Bone Hicks. ...

Other

William Kenneth "Ken" Gilreath, age 47 of Canton, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014. He was of the protestant faith. He was a loving father who loved his children. Ke ...

Stephens

Mr. Terry Lewis "T.J." Hardman, Jr., age 27 of 49 Letourneau Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at Kindred Hospital Atlanta.A son of Terry Lewis ...

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Donald Fay Penner, 93, Cleveland
Mr. Donald Fay Penner, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Penner was born on July 11, 1920 the son of the late Fay and Marie Kemp Penn ...
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.