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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 16th, 2015

Banks

Douglas Gerald Parker, age 56, of Alto, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 16, 2015, following an extended illness.   Mr. Parker was born in Kennesaw, ...

Dawson

Alan Dameron, 61, Dawsonville
Alan Dameron, 61, of Dawsonville passed away Monday November 16, 2015. Born April 4, 1954 in Marietta, Georgia to the late Woody and Opal Dameron, he had lived in Dawson County ...

Forsyth

Jimmy C. Dunbar, 73, Cumming
  Jimmy C. Dunbar, age 73 of Cumming, Ga. passed away November 16, 2015. Formerly of Decatur, IL, he had made Forsyth County his home for the past 43 years. He was preceded ...
Margaret Holtzclaw Carlyle, age 77, of Gainesville passed away Monday, November 16, 2015.  A lifelong resident of Forsyth County, Margaret was an awesome mother and grandmothe ...
Joseph Virgil Gibson, 64, Cumming
Joseph Virgil Gibson, age 64 of Cumming, died November 16 at his residence. He was a parts manager with R. B. M. Automotive group of Atlanta and Past Master of Buford Masonic Lodge ...
William “Bill” Cooper Levensalor, age 71, passed away at his home in Cumming, GA, surrounded by his family on November, 16th.  He was born on August 26th, 1944 in ...

Hall

Retha Dover Thomas Jones, 92, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday November 18, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Retha Dover Thomas Jones, age 92, of Gainesville. The Rev. John Kinse ...

Jackson

Hank Jerry Priest, 72, Commerce
Mr. Hank Jerry Priest, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Monday, November 16, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Priest was born in Lawrenceville, GA to the late Walter Atlee and Lula Bel ...

Stephens

William Terrell Payne, 78, Toccoa
Mr. William Terrell Payne, age 78 of 918 New Hope Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, November 16, 2015 at his residence.   A son of the late William Henry and Ann ...

White

Steven Wayne McGuire, 48, Cleveland
Mr. Steven Wayne McGuire, age 48 of Cleveland. Mr. McGuire passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm, Friday, November 20, 2015 in the fun ...
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