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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 31st, 2015

Forsyth

James J.J. Jinks, 54, Cumming
James J.J. Jinks, age 54 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Bailey; grandparents; his mother-in-law, Sallie Farris ...
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our son and brother, William Matthew Kleem, in his sleep the morning of January 31, 2015. Tremendous sadness because W ...

Gwinnett

Gussie Sutton Escoe, 69, Buford
Gussie Sutton Escoe, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015. She is survived by her husband of forty-seven years, Ray M. Escoe, Buford, GA; children, Bobby ...
Ola Kimbrell Brown, 78, Buford
Ola Kimbrell Brown, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Danny Brown. She is survived by her children, Deena D. Th ...

Habersham

Hoyt Neely, 90, Cornelia
Hoyt Neely, age 90, of Cornelia, GA., past away, Saturday, January 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his son Andrew Neely. He is survived by his wife, Lorre D. Neely. Funeral s ...
Kathleen Mathis Bellamy, age 88, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Saturday January 31, 2015. Mrs. Bellamy was born in Jefferson, Georgia on December 23, 1926 to the late Elbert ...

Hall

Bobbie Joyce Cagle Wingo, 79, Gainesville
Bobbie Joyce Cagle Wingo, 79, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at her residence following and extended illness. Funeral services will be held on We ...
Lillie Mae Rooks, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Lillie Mae Rooks age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday January 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday February 03, 20 ...
Lillie Rooks, 88, Gainesville
Lillie Rooks, 88, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 ...
Mr. Lyman "Pee Wee" Williams departed this life on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. He was the son of the late ...
Margaret Anne "Peggy" McGowan Peacock, age 81, of Gainesville, GA. Died Saturday January 31, 2015. Born in Augusta, Ga on Oct 5, 1933 to Henri Charbonnier McGowan and E ...
Richard Hester, 87, Flowery Branch
Richard Lee Hester "Poppy" of Flowery Branch Georgia, died January 21, 2015 at his home in Flowery Branch surrounded by his family. He was born in Los Angeles California ...

Jackson

Mrs. Bertie Mae Ivester Gordon, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at University Nursing and Rehab. Mrs. Gordon was born in Danielsville to the late Lemmie an ...
Roger Metcalf, 58, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Roger Metcalf, age 58, of Jefferson , who passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015. Funeral Services are incomplete at this time.Evans ...

Lumpkin

Dena Grizzle Justus, 89, Dahlonega
Dena Grizzle Justus, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was a homemaker and a member of Salem Baptis ...
Ila Mae Hollifield, 104, Dahlonega
Ila Mae Hollifield Duff, age 104, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, retired from North GA College in Dahlonega, ...

White

Mary Evon Paschal, 87, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Mary Evon Paschal, age87 of Cleveland. Mrs. Paschal passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015. Funeral services aresche ...
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