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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 1st, 2014

Dawson

Richard A. "Obie" Oberleitner, 60, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 1, 2014 at his residence.Born January 24, 1954 in Erie, Pennsylvania, he had lived in Dawson C ...

Forsyth

Inez Longobucco De Palma, 92, Johns Creek
Inez Longobucco De Palma, age 92 of Johns Creek, passed away August 1, 2014. Survivors include her children, Maretta (Tony) Trani of Johns Creek, Jack De Palma of Brooklyn, NY, Chr ...

Gwinnett

Donald Preston "Don" Vining Jr. age 51 of Buford, GA, died Friday, August 1, 2014 after an extended illness. Mr. Vining has been cremated and a celebration of life will b ...

Habersham

Dorothy Martin, 77, Demorest
Dorothy Martin, age 77, of Demorest, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center.Born in Detroit, Michigan on October 12, 1936, she was a daughter of the late J ...

Hall

Peter Edwards, 69, Gainesville
Peter Edwards (Impastato), long-time resident of Lake Lanier (Gainesville, Georgia), died Friday August 1, 2014 after a long and difficult struggle with cancer. His close friends a ...
Wilma Ernest Lord Howard, 91, Gainesville
Memorial Service are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday August 10, 2014 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Wilma Ernest Lord Howard, age 91 of Gainesville. Her Daughter Holly Howar ...

Jackson

JW Patman Jr., 67, Commerce
JW "Tommy" Patman age 67 of Commerce, GA passed away on August 1, 2014. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church at 3pm. Visitation wil ...

Other

John Howard Pennybacker, age 84 of Decatur, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 1st, 2014. At this time the family has not made arrangements. Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Ser ...
Stiliani Fafalios, 90, Atlanta
Stiliani Fafalios, age 90 of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 1st 2014. At this time services have not been made. Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, ...

Stephens

Mrs. Janis Fern Brandt Herbert, age 65 of 31 Laurel Hill Court, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Clarkesville, Georgia.A daughter of the late James and Virgin ...

White

Freddie Sue Kanady, 80, Cleveland
Freddie Sue Hicks Carder Kanady, age 80 of Cleveland, passed away, Friday, August 01, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Kanady was born August 24, 1933 in Gainesville to the late Tunni ...
Judith "Judy" Gooch Rochelle, age 64, of Rockaway Beach NY, formally of Cleveland, went to be with our Lord on August 1, 2014. Mrs. Rochelle was born on December 24, 194 ...
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.