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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 19th, 2014

Forsyth

Christine Thornton, 55, Cumming
Christine Thornton, age 55, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Gregory Shannon Thornton of Cumming; sons, Christophe ...
Kathleen Grindle Hughes, age 86 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Norris Hughes; sisters, Irnee Hughes and Marie Mi ...

Habersham

W. Vance Grant, Jr.,, 89, Atlanta, formerly of Cornelia
W. Vance Grant, Jr., age 89, of Atlanta formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 due to multiple myeloma. Mr. Grant was born on September 3, 1924, i ...

Hall

Irene Forrester, Gainesville
Irene Forrester died March 19th, 2014 at Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville, GA. She was the daughter of Thomas and Marcenia Adamson, of Banks County, GA. She was preceded in d ...
Rita Compton Lawson, 79, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Rita Compton Lawson, age 79, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Willowwood Nursing Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 ...
Sibyl Fay McKinney, 84, Flowery Branch
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 23, 2014 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Sibyl Fay McKinney age 84 of Flowery Branch. The Rev. Joseph Dover and ...
Wayne Haas, 57, Flowery Branch
Wayne Haas, 57, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on March 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Sheldon David Haas. He is survived by his wife of twelve years, Mary C ...

Jackson

Dolores Reasonover Hosse, 83, Hoschton
Dolores Reasonover Hosse, 83, of Hoschton, GA, passed away on March 19, 2014, following a stroke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Edward Hosse, Jr. Dolores and E ...

White

Philip Hunt, 96, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Philip Hunt, age 96 of Cleveland. Philip was born in White County on April 27, 1917 to the late Hansel H. Hunt and Ma ...
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.