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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 27th, 2015

Forsyth

Bill Usbeck, 63, Buford
Mr. Bill Usbeck, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Bonnie Robertson Usbeck, Buford, GA; children, Amy ...
Chris Croft, 52, Cumming
Chris Croft, age 52 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Croft; daughter, Cortney Boles and her mother, Helen Cowart. ...
Ronny Reamer Floyd, 71, Cumming
Ronny Reamer Floyd, age 71, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015. A native of Lake City, SC, Mr. Floyd loved hunting, fishing, his animals and being outdoors. He is p ...
William "Shorty" Strayhorn, age 84 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Cumming. Shorty is preceded in death ...

Gwinnett

Bruno G. Canario, 90, Suwanee
Bruno G. Canario, 90, of Suwanee, GA died on January 27, 2015 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Elvira and Antonio Canario.Bruno served ...
Johnny B. Fricks, Sr., 77, Buford
Johnny B. Fricks, Sr., age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Allene Cole Fricks; sister and brother-in- ...
LaNell M. Haggard, 74, Buford
LaNell M. Haggard, age 74 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mil ...

Habersham

Willie Mae Ward McCommon, 90, Gillsville
WILLIE MAE WARD McCOMMON, age 90, of Gillsville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Northridge Nursing Facility.Mrs. McCommon was born on November 14, 1924 in Clermont ...

Hall

Inez Brock, 86, Gainesville
Inez Brock, 86, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 following an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Hall County she was born on January 21, 1929. Mrs. B ...
Sarah Evelyn Nix, 93, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday January 30, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Sarah Evelyn (Pidge) Nix age 93 of Gainesville. The Rev. Earl Pirkle and ...

Jackson

Bonnie Cowart Loggins, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Bonnie Cowart Loggins, age 77 of Commerce died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Loggins was born in Commerce to the late, Hoyt and Mamie Wil ...

Stephens

Mr. Clinton Eugene Simmons, age 59 of 676 Chapel Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at his residence.A son of the late Ben J. and Mary Elizabeth Whitfield ...

White

Vicki Lynn Davis, 62, Cleveland
Vicki Lynn Davis, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away pm Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Grady Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Davis was born on September 9, 1952, in Atlanta, GA, to the late Wi ...
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.