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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 11th, 2015

Dawson

Linda Davis, 63, Dawsonville
Linda Davis, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 11, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.Born March 23, 1951 in Hall County, she lived in Dawson County fo ...

Gwinnett

George Eric Taggart, 64, Lawrenceville
George Eric Taggart, age 64 of Lawrenceville, GA died Sunday, January 11, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Dacula ...
Jeff 'Mac' McDaniel, 44, Buford
Jeff "Mac" McDaniel, age 44, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jamie McDaniel. He is survived by his wife ...
Pamela Hansford Schell, 51, Suwanee
Pamela Hansford Schell, age 51, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Stephen Hansford. She is survived by her husband, ...

Habersham

Lois Helsel Cox, 77, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Lois Helsel Cox, age 77 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church. The service will include a ...

Hall

Lester Tony Sanders, 61, Gainesville
Lester Tony Sanders, 61, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Halcyon Hospice following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on We ...

Jackson

Erene Dell Venable, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Erene Dell Venable, age 87, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 following an extended illness.Ms. Venable ...

Other

Donald Jesse Lord, 90, Franklin
Mr. Donald Jesse Lord, age 90, of Franklin, Georgia, formerly of Commerce, Georgia passed away at the Piedmont-Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Georgia on January 11, 2015.Mr. Lord was b ...
James Earl Thomas, Norman, OK.
James Earl Thomas (known by many as "Buzz") was born in Princeton, KY, the last of 8 children, to Lewis and Ada Thomas. (He just knew they saved the best for last!) He di ...

Rabun

Joe Maurice Burrell Sr., 64, of Tiger, GA, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at his residence. He was born March 20, 1950 in Rabun County and was the son of the late Joe A. Bur ...
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.