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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 6th, 2014

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Ella Bennett Banks, 85, Winder
Ella Bennett Banks, age 85, of Winder passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. Mrs. Banks graduated from Crawford Long Nursing School in 1950 and lived in College Park from 1956 to 19 ...
Michael C. Cheek, 58, Winder
Michael C. Cheek, age 58, of Winder, GA passed away on March 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Lankford Cheek, and his mother, Mae Ashby. He is survived by his wif ...

Dawson

Eugene 'Gene' Gilleland, 88, Dawsonville
Eugene "Gene" Gilleland, 88, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday March 6, 2014 following a short illness.Born September 12, 1925 to the late Boyd and Sally Gilleland, he ...

Forsyth

Billy Lanier Martin, 77, Cumming
Billy Lanier Martin, age 77, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and Jot'em Down Road, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. Billy was a member of Salem Baptist Church and w ...

Gwinnett

Hazel Bailey Chesser, 91, Buford
Hazel Bailey Chesser, 91, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, March 06, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Ollie Bailey, husband, Arnold G. Chesser and sis ...

Hall

John Edwin Hulsey, 85, Gainesville
Mr. John Edwin Hulsey, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funer ...
Paul T. Wischmann Sr., 74, Braselton
Mr. Paul T. Wischmann, Sr., age 74, of Braselton passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at University Nursing and Rehab Center in Athens, following an extended illness. Funeral Servic ...
Paul T. Wishmann Sr., 74, Brasleton
Mr. Paul T. Wischmann, Sr., age 74, of Braselton passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at University Nursing and Rehab Center in Athens, following an extended illness. Funeral Servic ...

Jackson

W.T. Nunn, 82, Commerce
Mr. W.T. Nunn, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Nunn was born in Carnesville, GA to the late Willie and Fara Evans Nunn. Mr. Nunn was a ...

Rabun

Caney Martin Robinson, Jr., (affectionately known as Martin) 70, of Clayton, GA passed away at his residence Thursday, March 6, 2014. He was born in Rabun County and was the son o ...

White

Rev. Phillip Eugene "Gene" Batson, age 88, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014.Born on November 18, 1925 in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Walte ...
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.