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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 21st, 2015

Forsyth

John Western Durand, age 82, of Forsyth County, passed away on November 21, 2015.  John served our country as a Ranger in the United States Army.  He is preceded in death ...

Gwinnett

Teresa Jenkins Hudson, 59, Suwanee
Teresa Jenkins Hudson, age 59, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015. She is survived by her children, Kimberley Scarbrough, Suwanee, GA and Roger Scarbrough, S ...

Habersham

William LeRoy Smith, 81, Cornelia
William LeRoy Smith, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Mr. Smith was born on July 24, 1934 in Stephens County, Georgia to the late Willia ...

Hall

Richard S Kinsey II, 53, Gainesville
Richard S. Kinsey II, 53, passed away early on Saturday morning, November 21, 2015 in Gainesville, GA, after his long courageous battle with cancer.   Richard Kinsey&rsq ...
Ken Thrash, 80, Gainesville
Ken Thrash, 80, of Gainesville passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday the 21st of November, 2015 after an unexpected accident. ...

Jackson

Joyce Helen Hawks, 90, Nicholson
Mrs. Joyce Helen Hawks, age 90, of Nicholson, GA died Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Hill Haven Nursing Home, Commerce.  Mrs. Hawks was born in Nicholson to the late John and ...
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