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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 8th, 2015

Forsyth

Kathleen Marie O’Neal, 62, of Cumming, GA died on October 8, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Janet and George O’Neal.   Kathleen retired as a LP ...
Kathleen Marie O’Neal, 62, of Cumming, GA died on October 8, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Janet and George O’Neal. Kathleen retired as a LPN.  S ...

Gwinnett

Louise Pass Ballew, 89, Sugar Hill
Louise Pass Ballew, age 89, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Ballew; and son, Greg Ballew. She is survived by h ...
Kenneth Lee “Kenny” Hopkins, age 63 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Saturday, September 26, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00 P ...

Habersham

Ellene Smith Holbrooks, 85, Mt. Airy
  Ellene Smith Holbrooks, age 85 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on April 6, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Willie an ...
Joan Lewallen Kimbrell, 84, Demorest
Joan Lewallen Kimbrell, age 84 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. Born in Banks County on May 1, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Imogene Rylee Le ...
Aspen Teague Kleinschmidt, inf, Clarkesville
  Aspen Teague Kleinschmidt went peacefully into Heaven on October 8, 2015.  Born on October 2, her six short days here on earth touched many lives and was loved deepl ...

Hall

Billy Joe Lee, 83, Flowery Branch
Mr. Billy Joe Lee, age 83 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.      ...
Timothy Oliva Norman, 49, Gainesville
      Mr. Timothy Oliva Norman, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Golden Living Nursing Facility following an extended ill ...
Stacey Lee Williams, 50, Gillsville
Ms. Stacey Lee Williams, age 50, of Gillsville, GA passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. She was born in Independence, LA and had a great love for football, especially the New ...

Other

Francis "Xavier" Gannon II, 29, Wilmington N.C.
Francis "Xavier" Gannon II, beloved son and brother died on Thursday October 8, 2015 in Wilmington, North Carolina.    He is survived by his parents F ...

White

Sharon Elese Archer, 62, Cleveland
Sharon Elese Archer, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at her residence.    Mrs. Archer was born on April 6, 1953, in Cleveland, GA to Bett ...
Carl Cecil “Lito” Robinson, age 72, of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away on October 8, 2015. He was born on March 15, 1943, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to the late Ceci ...
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