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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 5th, 2014

Dawson

James C. 'Jake' Waits, 82, Dawsonville
James C. "Jake" Waits, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 4, 2014 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health.Born November 8, 1931 in Fulton ...

Hall

Daisy Jo Barnett Swearingen, 50, Gainesville
Daisy Jo Barnett Swearingen, age 50 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Emory University Hospital following a brief illness. Funera ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Christopher John "Chris" McCarthy, 58, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Mr. McCarthy w ...

Rabun

Karen Panico, 51, Rabun Gap
Karen Panico, age 51, of Rabun Gap, passed away February 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Karen was born November 14, 1962 in Franklin N.C. the daug ...
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