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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 31st, 2014

Barrow

Mrs. Elizabeth Lee Smith Brand, a devoted, loving and caring mother, wife and grandmother age 77, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away July 31, 2014. A native of Atlanta, she was a dau ...
Lottie Healan, 85, Winder
Lottie Healan, age 85, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966 ...

Forsyth

Etta Mae Bennett, 74, Cumming
Etta Mae Bennett, age 74 of Cumming, passed away Thursday July 31, 2014. Survivors include her children, Rachel (Michael) Patrick of Dawsonville, Horace Gene Bennett of Dawsonvill ...
James Roy Best III, 60, Cumming
James Roy Best III, age 60 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 31st, 2014.Services will be held in Lakeland Fl. Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA ...
Larry Leonard Newberry, 65, Cumming
Larry Leonard Newberry, age 65 of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He had retired from State Farm Insurance Company. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Carro ...

Hall

Leroy Maness, 84, Lula
LeRoy Maness, age 84, of Lula, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his residence.Born in Hall County on September 28, 1929, he was a son of the late Ernest Maness and Bonnie Ga ...

Jackson

Doreen Louise Holliday, 47, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Doreen Louise Holliday, age 47, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Mrs. Holliday was born in New Hampshire, a ...

Lumpkin

Betty Lenora Lemley, 76, Dahlonega
Betty Lenora Lemley, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Betty was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and spe ...
Willie Frank McClure, 62, Dahlonega
Willie Frank McClure, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday July 31, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Willie lived most of his life in Lumpkin Count ...

Other

Geneva Shook Berrong, 84, Hayesville, NC
Geneva Shook Berrong, age 84 of Hayesville, NC, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Clay County Care Center in Hayesville, NC. Mrs. Berrong was born February 23, 1930 in Towns C ...
Jesse Murphy, 56, Tucker
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jesse Murphy, age 56 of Tucker, Georgia, who entered into rest Thursday, July 31, 2014. Mr. Murphy was born in Atlanta, Georgia the s ...

Rabun

Jackie Dar Justus, 74, Clayton
Jackie Dar Justus, 74, of Clayton, GA, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was born in Tiger, GA and was the son of Alfred Neal Justus and M ...
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