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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Apr 6th, 2014

Forsyth

Hoyt L. Fowler, 93, Buford
Mr. Hoyt L. Fowler, 93, of Buford, GA passed away on April 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-five years, Lula Mae Thornton Fowler. He is survived by his daug ...

Habersham

REV. JAMES ALEXANDER (JIM) CLARKE, age 76, of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, surrounded by his family.Born in Fulton County on August 15, 1937, he was a son of the la ...

Hall

Charles Rudez Nix, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Rudez Nix, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Willowood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Jean Brock Herron, 72, Gainesville
Jean Brock Herron, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 6, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled for ...
Lizzie Mae Posten, 88, Murrayville
Mrs. Lizzie Mae Posten, 88 of Murrayville died Sunday April 6, 2014 at home peacefully in her sleep.Funeral services will be Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of L ...
Polly Henderson Myrick, 101, Gainesville
Mrs. Polly Henderson Myrick, age 101 years young, of Gainesville, previously of Decatur, GA, passed away peacefully at her home on April 5, 2014.Polly was born in Aerial, Habersham ...

Jackson

Betty Gene Shoffeitt, 65, Braselton
Betty Gene Shoffeitt, age 65 of Braselton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at New Horizon's Limestone following an extended illness. A ...
Brenda Ann Rider, 48, Commerce
Brenda Ann Rider, age 48 of Commerce, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at BJC Hospital in Commerce, following a brief illness. Funeral services are sched ...

Rabun

Dorothy Ann Shaw Johnson, 74, of Clayton, GA passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at her residence.She was born on Long Island, NY and was the daughter of Arthur Shaw and Lois Crotwel ...
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.