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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 1st, 2014

Forsyth

Margaret Lillian "Peggy" Shiflett, age 72 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014. She attended St. Brendan's Catholic Church. Peggy enjoyed spending time wi ...
Ricky Allen Reagan, 57, Cumming
Ricky Allen Reagan, 57, of Cumming, GA passed peacefully at his home with his wife by his side. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ella Reagan, brothers, Charles, ...

Gwinnett

Charles C. "Chuck" Parris, age 75 of Buford, GA, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 after an extended illness. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2 PM at ...

Habersham

John Patrick "John Boy" Waters, age 60, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness. ...

Hall

Charles O. 'Chuck' White, 62, Gainesville
Charles O. "Chuck" White passed away March 1, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical center. Born on September 17, 1951, in Canton IL. to Joann Gibbs and Charles L. White. A v ...
Charlotte Starnes Dunagan, 91, Gainesville
Charlotte Starnes Dunagan, age 91 of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at ­­her residence following an extended illness.Memorial services will be held ...
George W. Kellar, 86, Oakwood
Mr. George W. Kellar, age 86, of Oakwood passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living, following an extended illness.Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., ...
Maria E. Hernandez, 79, Gainesville
Maria E. Hernandez 79 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 1, 2014 at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home ...
Sylvia Jacqueline Cotterman, 61, Gainesville
Ms. Sylvia Jacqueline Cotterman, age 61, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memorial Serv ...
Tony Garner, 72, Gainesville
Max Anthony (Tony) Garner, 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at his residence in Metter, Georgia after a short battle with cancer. He was born and ra ...

Jackson

Cecil Emery Burke, 64, Pendergrass
Cecil Emery Burke age 64 of Pendergrass passed away on Saturday March 1, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memorial services will be scheduled at ...

Other

Billy Joe Swafford, 64, Tate
Billy Joe Swafford, 64, of Tate, GA passed away Friday February 28, 2014 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health.Born August 28, 1949 in Gwinnett County to the ...
Justin Parham, 23, Hull
Ivie Funeral Home, Danielsville, announces services for Justin Parham, age 23, of Hull who passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014.Mr. Parham is survived by his father, Tim Parham; ...
Louise Carey, 79, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Mrs. Louise Carey, 79, of Danielsville who passed away on Friday at the Athens Regional Medical Center. Born in Maysville, she ...
Wyolene Schell Kelly, 92, Carollton
Wyolene Schell Kelly, 92, loving mother and grandmother Wyolene Kelly was born and raised in Carrollton, Georgia, and though she lived most of her life in Atlanta, she also had liv ...

White

Sarah Ophelia Turner, 82, Cleveland
Sarah Ophelia (Fifi) Turner, 82 of Cleveland, GA, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Fifi was born to the late Charlie Burch and Essie Elizabeth Ramey on May 4, 1931 in Rabun ...
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.