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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 19th, 2015

Dawson

Noveleen Garner Butler, 83, Dawsonville
   Mrs. Noveleen Garner Butler, age 83 of Dawsonville, passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at Embracing Hospice following an extended illness.      ...
Maureen Elizabeth Jeffers, 69, Dawsonville
Maureen Elizabeth Jeffers, 69, of Dawsonville, Ga, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015 at North East Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, Ga. A Memorial Mass will be held on Th ...

Forsyth

Frank Sanders Sparkman, 73, Cumming
Frank Sanders Sparkman, 73 of Cumming died on Monday October 19, 2015. Visitation will be held on Thursday October 22, from 10am-2pm at the funeral home. Funeral services wil ...

Habersham

Betty Sue Robinson Hembree, age 74 of Alto, passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at her residence. Born in Hall County on August 22, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Joe Dan ...
Teresa Pablo Tomas, 34, Alto
Teresa Pablo Tomas, age 34, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015. Graveside Services are scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Yonah Memo ...
Donald L. Wren, 81, Clarkesville
Donald L. Wrenn, age 81 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, October 19, 2015. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, on October 18, 1934, he was a son of the late Clyde L. and Ali ...

Hall

John Dibeler, 91, Gainesville
John Dibeler, 91, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charg ...
Randy Lee Fair, 60, Gainesville
           Mr. Randy Lee Fair, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...
Norma Jean Ludwig, 76, Oakwood
Mrs. Norma Jean Ludwig, age 76, of Oakwood passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at her residence, surrounded by family.   The family will receive friends 3:00 – 8: ...
Thomas Edwin McKinzey, 79, Flowery Branch
         Mr. Thomas Edwin McKinzey, age 79 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Willowood Nursing Home following an ...
Carolyn Jean Jacobs Wilson, 64, Charlotte, NC, formerly of Gainesville
Carolyn Jean Jacobs Wilson   Jean Wilson of Charlotte died Monday, October 19, after 64 years of an extraordinary life, punctuated by moments that illustrate her strong ...

Stephens

Juanita McCook Payne, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Juanita McCook Payne, age 82 of Toccoa passed away Monday, October 19, 2015 at Habersham Medical Center.   A daughter of the late Julian C. and Ethel Honea McCook, ...

White

Laverne Joyce Boyd, 76, Cleveland
Laverne Joyce Boyd, age 76 of Cleveland, GA, passed away on Monday October 19, 2015 at Pruitt Healthcare. Laverne was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 4, 1939 to the late Emil a ...
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.