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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 4th, 2015

Forsyth

Anthony Vincent Madda, 74, Cumming
Anthony Vincent Madda, 74, of Cumming, GA, passed away on October 4, 2015. Anthony was a member of St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church and is also a Veteran of the United Sta ...
Jerlene P. Martin, 82, Cumming
Jerlene P. Martin, age 82, of Cumming passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Embracing Hospice.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by ...

Hall

Montine Henson Ledbetter, 74, Gainesville
Mrs. Montine Henson Ledbetter, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at The Oaks of Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedul ...
Bill Nance, 72, Flowery Branch
  Bill Nance, age 72, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Bill was healthy, active, and full of life when h ...
     Mrs. Shirley Louise Leslie Tercero, age 79 of Lula, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.   & ...

Jackson

Hughie Ray Johnson, 48, Hoschton
Hughie Ray Johnson, age 48, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015.  A memorial service will be held 6:00 pm Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel, 4532 Hwy 53 ...
Yvonne Minish, 80, Commerce
              Mrs. Yvonne Minish, age 80 of Commerce died Sunday, October 4, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.& ...

Lumpkin

Phillip "Yank" Stobaugh, 61, Dahlonega
Philip “Yank” Stobaugh, age 61, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.   “Yank&rd ...

Stephens

Marvin Lee Heaton, 55, Toccoa
Mr. Marvin Lee Heaton, age 55 of 81 Robin Place, Toccoa passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 at his residence.   A son of Frances Ramsey Heaton and the late Harold Lewis ...
Memorial services for Ronald “Ron” N. Ringer, age 73 of Toccoa will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 4:00 PM from the Level Grove Baptist Church in Cornelia with ...

White

Sara Jones Davis, 88, Cleveland
Sara Jones Davis, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Davis was born April 29, 1927 in Columbus, GA to the late Ezekiel Candler Jones ...
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