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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 9th, 2014

Barrow

Michael Normann Newirth, age 53, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Mike worked in restaurants for 35 years, was the son of a chef, and has cooked for celebrities like ...

Dawson

Glen C. Amburn, 50, Dawsonville
Glen C. Amburn, 50, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 9, 2014 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Mr. Amburn was born October 9, 1963 in Lincoln, Missou ...

Gwinnett

Ann Thom Williamson Roberts, surrounded by her family, died peacefully at home on this Fourth of July. She was predeceased by Dan Roberts, her beloved husband of 68 years, parents ...

Habersham

Harvey Jackson Adams, 86, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Harvey Jackson Adams, age 86, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, July 11, 2014 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Billy Burrell and Mr. Whi ...
Johnny Lester Wheeler, 67, Demorest
Johnny Lester Wheeler, age 67 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, July 09, 2014, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on January 10, 1947, he was a son of the late Jim Wheele ...
Rodney Howard, 38, Cornelia
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia announces the death of Rodney Howard, age 38 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, July 09, 2014, at his residence. Arrangem ...

Hall

Thomas Randall Peck, 49, Gainesville
Thomas Randall Peck, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memoria ...
Victoria Israel, 73, Gainesville
Ms. Victoria Israel, age 73, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. Ms. Israel was born Marc ...

Other

Mr. Lonnie Franklin "Frankie" Beck, age 56, of Monroe, GA, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014.Frankie was born and raised in Lumpkin County and had spent the past five years in ...
Mary Helen Shaver, 91, Kennesaw
Mary Helen Shaver, age 91, of Kennesaw passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Funeral Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53 Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonf ...
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.