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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 24th, 2014

Hall

Dennis A. Pitts, 58, Gainesville
Dennis A. Pitts, Hall County's first Republican commissioner, died peacefully on Saturday, May 24th, on the Pitts family farm in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Dennis was surroun ...
Dorothy Houghton Wilder, 82, Gainesville
Dorothy Houghton Wilder, 82, beloved wife, and mother, a 6 Year resident of Gainesville, GA, went to be with her Lord May 24, 2014, following a long battle with Alzheimers.She was ...
Franklin E. Thomas, 54, Flowery Branch
Franklin E. Thomas, 54, of Flowery Branch, GA. passed away on May 24, 2012 following an extended illness.Born September 17, 1959, Mr. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Hall Co ...
Mary Maudell Ash, 102, Murrayville
Mary Maudell Ash, age 102 of Murrayville, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Ash was born September 30, 1911 in Jackson County to the late Hugh and Easter An ...
Sandra Lee Brust, 51, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Sandra Lee Brust, 51, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014. Mrs. Brust was born in Riverside, New Jersey, a ...

Other

Sharon Mills, N/A, Cary, North Carolina formerly of Gainesville, Ga.
Sharon Elaine Mills, 64, Cary, NC, formerly of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Saturday May 24, 2014 after a brief illness.She was a devoted member of White Plains United Methodist ...

Stephens

Charles David Wilkie, 50, Toccoa
Charles David Wilkie, age 50 passed peacefully due to an extended illness on Saturday May 24, 2014 at Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa. He is the son of the late Mildred and James Wil ...
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